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Last updated: 18 January 2022
Fecha:jueves 22 diciembre 1955
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-35-DK (DC-3)
Operador:Manx Airlines
Registración: G-AMZC
Numéro de série: 33270/16522
Año de Construcción: 1945
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:5 km (3.1 milles) NE of Düsseldorf Airport (DUS) (   Alemania)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Isle of Man-Ronaldsway Airport (IOM/EGNS), Reino Unido
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Düsseldorf Airport (DUS/EDDL), Alemania
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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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
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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