Capital Airlines Flight 20

1960 plane crash of a Capital Airlines Vickers Viscount in Charles City County, Virginia, USA

Capital Airlines Flight 20 was a U.S. airplane flight from Washington, D.C. to Norfolk, Virginia. The airplane that was flying was a Vickers Viscount.[1]

A Capital Airlines Vickers Viscount similar to the one which crashed.


When the airplane was flying, it had 4 engines, but it was very cold, so outside the airplane started to turn to ice, then two of the engines stopped working, then after awhile the other two engines stopped working. After the plane crashed, everyone died.[2]


  1. "Capital Airlines Flight 20, Vickers-Armstrongs Viscount, N7462".
  2. "CAB Accident Report" (PDF).