Accident Convair CV-340-58 YU-ADC, Monday 10 October 1955
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Date:Monday 10 October 1955
Time:14:40
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
Category:Accident
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
Narrative:
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."

Sources:

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

Statistics

  • 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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