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Topic: Vickers Viscount

50 years on: Ansett-ANA Botany Bay crash revisited

It is almost 50 years to the day when on the evening of 30 November 1961 an Ansett-ANA¬† Vickers Viscount 700 series turbo-prop dived out of control into Botany Bay, killing the two pilots, two flight attendants and 11 passengers on board. This was a shocking accident at many levels, yet it led to overdue […]

Lessons Learned at terrible cost

The US Federal Aviation Administration or FAA has put up a new resource on Lessons Learned from major crashes. So far there are 11 accidents on the website with plans to expand it to 40. With several of them outside the US already on the list it is possible that an Australian accident that changed […]