ASN Aircraft accident Vickers 779D Viscount VT-DOD Guwahati-Borjhar Airport (GAU)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Friday 1 April 1966
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 779D Viscount
Operator:Indian Airlines
Registration: VT-DOD
MSN: 247
First flight: 1957-03-11 (9 years )
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Dart 510
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Guwahati-Borjhar Airport (GAU) (   India)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
The Viscount airplane sustained substantial damage when the undercarriage collapsed during taxying.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The undercarriage collapsed during taxying. Although the cause could not be established positively it is considered that the collapse was caused either by the pressure created by the application of brakes after the hydraulic fluid had been lost by a leak or by the inadvertent selection of the undercarriage to up position."

» Accidents to Indian registered aircraft during the year 1966 / Ministry of Transport and Communications, CAD, AIB


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