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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 173874
Last updated: 1 November 2019
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Date:99-MAR-1965
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 833 Viscount
Owner/operator:British United Airways (BUA)
Registration: G-APTD
C/n / msn: 426
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Bathurst (BJL) -   Gambia
Phase: Take off
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bathurst (BJL/BGYD)
Destination airport:Freetown-Lungi (FNA/GFLL)
Narrative:
During departure all four Dart engines 'seized' during the initial takeoff run. The engines had to be changed under very difficult circumstances. The dead engines had to be removed using a locally hired crane.

Sources:

1. Brian Robbins (per photograph below)
2. http://www.vickersviscount.net/Index/VickersViscount426History.aspx


Images:

Photo of G-APTD courtesy AirHistory.net


London - Gatwick (EGKK / LGW)
7 September 1969; (c) R.A.Scholefield


photo (c) Brian Robbins

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Feb-2015 15:16 harro Added
10-Jan-2016 20:28 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Jan-2016 20:28 Dr.John Smith Updated [Nature]
13-Feb-2016 18:16 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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