Incident Vickers 833 Viscount G-APTD, 99 Mar 1965
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 173874
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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
MSN: 426
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Bathurst (BJL) -   Gambia
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Bathurst (BJL/BGYD)
Destination airport:Freetown-Lungi (FNA/GFLL)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
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.


1. Brian Robbins (per photograph below)


photo (c) Brian Robbins

Revision history:

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]
15-Mar-2022 19:49 PolandMoment Updated [Narrative]

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