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Datum:vrijdag 19 augustus 1949
Tijd:13:02
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota III (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:British European Airways - BEA
Registratie: G-AHCY
Constructienummer: 12355
Bouwjaar: 1944
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 21 / inzittenden: 29
Totaal:slachtoffers: 24 / inzittenden: 32
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:24 km (15 mijl) NE of Manchester-Ringway Airport (MAN) (   Verenigd Koninkrijk)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Belfast-Nutts Corner Airport, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:Manchester-Ringway Airport (MAN/EGCC), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Beschrijving:
The BEA Douglas Dakota III departed Belfast at 11:58 for a one hour flight to Manchester.
At 12:49 the pilot contacted the duty controller at Ringway Airport and reported "Approaching from northwest at 3500 feet, descending to 1500 flying under IFR, ETA 1157 [UTC]". During the descent the aircraft flew into the side of a cloud-covered hill near Wimberry Stones at about 1400 feet, 15 miles short of the Manchester Ringway airport.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "An error in navigation, incorrect approach procedure and failure to check the position of the aircraft accurately before the descent from a safe height."

Bronnen:
» peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk


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accident date: 19-08-1949
type: Douglas Dakota III (DC-3)
registration: G-AHCY
 
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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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 2761e ongeval
  • 945e dodelijk ongeval
  • 45e zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 132e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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 Verenigd Koninkrijk
  • 6e zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 24e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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