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Last updated: 28 January 2022
Fecha:sábado 9 agosto 1958
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 748D Viscount
Operador:Central African Airways
Registración: VP-YNE
Numéro de série: 102
Año de Construcción: 1956-07-07 (2 years 1 months)
Motores: 4 Rolls-Royce Dart 510
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 7
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 32 / Ocupantes: 47
Total:Fatalidades: 36 / Ocupantes: 54
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:9 km (5.6 milles) SE of Benghazi-Benina International Airport (BEN) (   Libia)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Wadi Halfa Airport (WHF/HSSW), Sudán
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Benghazi-Benina International Airport (BEN/HLLB), Libia
Número de Vuelo:CE890
The Vickers Viscount plane was being operated on CAA's Zambezi service from Salisbury, Rhodesia to London, U.K. The aircraft departed Salisbury at 07:13, August 8. En route stops were Ndola, Entebbe, Khartoum and Wadi Halfa. After refueling, the flight left Wadi Halfa for Benina at 21:20. At 01:12 the crew were cleared into the Benina Control Zone. A direct runway 33R approach permission was requested and granted. At 01:15, some 20-30 seconds after obtaining this permission, the aircraft struck high ground, 5,5 miles SE of the runway.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "When making an approach to runway 330deg Right and whilst flying in cloud, the pilot descended below the correct height thus permitting the aircraft to strike high ground. The reason why the pilot descended so low, 5,5miles from the aerodrome, cannot be established, but the probable cause is that he misinterpreted the reading of his altimeter. The possibility that his efficiency had been reduced by fatigue and a slight indisposition cannot be excluded."

» Evening Times 9 Aug 1958
» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 59-AN/54 (171-178)


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Distance from Wadi Halfa Airport to Benghazi-Benina International Airport as the crow flies is 1583 km (989 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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