Accident Convair CV-340-58 YU-ADC, Monday 10 October 1955
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Date:Monday 10 October 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Convair CV-340-58
Owner/operator:Jugoslovenski Aerotransport - JAT
Registration: YU-ADC
MSN: 178
Year of manufacture:1955
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 29
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:25 km NW of Wien-Schwechat International Airport (VIE) -   Austria
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Beograd-Dojno Polje Airport
Destination airport:Wien-Schwechat International Airport (VIE/LOWW)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The JAT flight took off from Belgrade at 12:30 GMT for a flight to Vienna. At 14:25 the flight contacted Vienna Approach Control. Five minutes later the flight reported over the OEW beacon and was instructed to remain 500 feet above the clouds. A little later the flight was cleared for a runway 12 instrument approach and to descend to 3500 feet. At 14:40 the aircraft crashed on the uphill slope of the Kahlenberg hill.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The aircraft flew for a longer period on the outbound track and descended below the prescribed minimum altitude laid down at the time by the airline for operations into Schwechat aerodrome."


ICAO Accident Digest Circular 50-AN/45 (191-193)


  • 67th worst accident in 1955
  • 32nd worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 9th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


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