Accident Vickers 773 Viscount YI-ACU, Friday 19 March 1965
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Date:Friday 19 March 1965
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vickers 773 Viscount
Owner/operator:Iraqi Airways
Registration: YI-ACU
MSN: 331
Year of manufacture:1957
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Cairo International Airport (CAI) -   Egypt
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA)
On approach to Cairo the gear had to be recycled a couple of times before three greens were obtained. The aircraft landed normally and taxied to the end of the runway. A 180-degree turn was made at the end, during which braking and steering failed. The Viscount ran into a row of lamp standards.

PROBABLE CAUSE: Loss of hydraulic fluid from the main reservoir due to a burst pipe.



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