Accident Vickers 745D Viscount HK-1708, Sunday 31 March 1991
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Date:Sunday 31 March 1991
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vickers 745D Viscount
Owner/operator:Intercontinental de Aviación
Registration: HK-1708
MSN: 138
Year of manufacture:1956
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH) -   Colombia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO)
Destination airport:Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH/SKMD)
The Viscount suffered a double AI failure during cruise in turbulence at FL160. Control was regained at 4000 feet and a safe emergency landing was carried out at Medellin. Inspection after landing showed substantial airframe damage (a.o. a crack in the lower main spar boom extending across 35% of its chord). It is believed that the damage had been caused by a gear collapse February 14, 1988.


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photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH/SKMD); August 1991

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