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Last updated: 15 October 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Donnerstag 19 Januar 1967
Zeit:13:59
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 745D Viscount
Fluggesellschaft:United Airlines
Kennzeichen: N7431
Werknummer: 129
Baujahr: 1956
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 46
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 50
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Norfolk Municipal Airport, VA (ORF) (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:?
Flug nach:Norfolk Municipal Airport, VA (ORF/KORF), USA
Unfallbericht:
A snow tractor taxied into the path of a United Air Lines Viscount which was just landing. The Viscount collided with the snow plough, ripping open the airplane's belly and tearing off one of the wings.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSES:
personnel - miscellaneous-personnel: driver of vehicle
personnel - airport supervisory personnel: other
miscellaneous acts,conditions - instructions-misinterpreted
FACTOR(S):
miscellaneous acts, conditions - overload failure

Informationsquelle:
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