Flugunfall 22 DEC 1955 einer Douglas C-47B-35-DK (DC-3) G-AMZC - Düsseldorf Airport (DUS)
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Datum:Donnerstag 22 Dezember 1955
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-35-DK (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Manx Airlines
Kennzeichen: G-AMZC
Werknummer: 33270/16522
Baujahr: 1945
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:5 km (3.1 Meilen) NE of Düsseldorf Airport (DUS) (   Deutschland)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:Isle of Man-Ronaldsway Airport (IOM/EGNS), Großbritannien
Flug nach:Düsseldorf Airport (DUS/EDDL), Deutschland
Visibility at Düsseldorf was poor due to low clouds. The crew had been cleared for an ILS approach, but continued visually. The aircraft descended too low and struck trees, crashing about 3 miles short of the runway.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Incorrect instrument flying. The pilot is assumed to have abandoned the instrument approach before being satisfied that the landing could be completed under visual conditions."


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Distance from Isle of Man-Ronaldsway Airport to Düsseldorf Airport as the crow flies is 821 km (513 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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