Accident Vickers 745D Viscount N7410, Tuesday 20 May 1958
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Date:Tuesday 20 May 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vickers 745D Viscount
Owner/operator:Capital Airlines
Registration: N7410
MSN: 108
Year of manufacture:1956
Engine model:Rolls-Royce Dart 510
Fatalities:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:6,4 km NE of Brunswick, MD -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Pittsburgh International Airport, PA (PIT/KPIT)
Destination airport:Baltimore-Glenn L. Martin Airport, MD (MTN/KMTN)
Investigating agency: CAB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Viscount N7410 was descending en route from Pittsburgh to Baltimore on an IFR flight plan, but in VFR conditions.
An Air National Guard Lockheed T-33A aircraft (53-5966) took off from Martin Airport at 11:07 for a VFR proficiency flight. Just before the collision the aircraft were observed in the area west of Brunswick flying parallel easterly courses with the T-33 some distance behind and to the left of the Viscount. The T-33 quickly overtook the Viscount and made a gentle right turn during which it struck the forward left side of the fuselage of the Viscount at 8000 feet. Both aircraft crashed, but one of the T-33 crewmembers ejected safely.
At the time of the collision the Viscount flew at an airspeed of 235 knots and the T-33 at 290 kts; giving a rate of closure of 195kts.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The failure of the T-33 pilot to exercise a proper and adequate vigilance to see and avoid other traffic."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CAB
Report number: final report
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 59-AN/54 (139-149)


  • 51st worst accident in 1958
  • 47th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 3rd worst accident of this aircraft type at the time



photo (c) Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB); near Brunswick, MD; 20 May 1958; (publicdomain)

photo (c) Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB); near Brunswick, MD; 20 May 1958; (publicdomain)

photo (c) Aviation Safety Network

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