OT Vickers 745D Viscount N7415,
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Date:Sunday 8 August 1971
Time:17:24
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vickers 745D Viscount
Owner/operator:Aloha Airlines
Registration: N7415
MSN: 113
Year of manufacture:1956
Total airframe hrs:31354 hours
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 22
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:OT
Location:Honolulu International Airport, HI (HNL) -   United States of America
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Hilo International Airport, HI (ITO/PHTO)
Destination airport:Honolulu International Airport, HI (HNL/PHNL)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
After the flight landed at Honolulu, and following her arrival announcement, the stewardess observed smoke midway in the cabin and immediately informed the captain. The presence of smoke was confirmed and the captain immediately stopped the aircraft and notified the control tower that he had a fire aboard. The forward passenger door was opened and the passengers were ordered to deplane.
Passengers and crewmembers descended to the taxiway by means of the air stairs . Airport firefighting equipment arrived on the scene within 2 minutes of notification and the fire was brought under control within 30 seconds of their arrival . Investigation showed that the cockpit and cabin interior, including seats, rugs, wall and overhead coverings, were severely damaged by fire and excessive heat.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "An undetected electrical short within the left nickel-cadmium aircraft battery, which resulted in the absorption or an increasing amount of heat energy over an unknown period of time and progressed to a state of thermal runaway."

Accident investigation:
  
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: OAK72AP005
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Download report: Final report

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