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Last updated: 26 January 2021
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Datum:Samstag 4 Mai 1968
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 812 Viscount
Fluggesellschaft:Channel Airways
Kennzeichen: G-APPU
Werknummer: 364
Baujahr: 1958
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 79
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 83
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Southend Municipal Airport (SEN) (   Großbritannien)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Linienflug
Flug von:?
Flug nach:Southend Municipal Airport (SEN/EGMC), Großbritannien
Unfallbericht:
The Viscount touched down on runway 06 at a too high speed. Braking seemed ineffective and because the pilot erroneously thought the aircraft was aquaplaning, parking brake was used as an emergency measure. The aircraft ran off the runway and collided with an earth wall.

Probable Cause:

CAUSE: "The accident was caused through landing at a too high speed for the landing distance available. A contributory factor was reduced braking effectiveness due to the main wheel being mechanically locked by the application of the hand-brake."



Fotos

photo of Vickers-812-Viscount-G-APPU
accident date: 04-05-1968
type: Vickers 812 Viscount
registration: G-APPU
photo of Vickers-812-Viscount-G-APPU
accident date: 04-05-1968
type: Vickers 812 Viscount
registration: G-APPU
photo of Vickers-812-Viscount-G-APPU
accident date: 04-05-1968
type: Vickers 812 Viscount
registration: G-APPU
 
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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