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Last updated: 24 January 2022
Datum:donderdag 22 december 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-35-DK (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Manx Airlines
Registratie: G-AMZC
Constructienummer: 33270/16522
Bouwjaar: 1945
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:5 km (3.1 mijl) NE of Düsseldorf Airport (DUS) (   Duitsland)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Ferry
Vliegveld van vertrek:Isle of Man-Ronaldsway Airport (IOM/EGNS), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:Düsseldorf Airport (DUS/EDDL), Duitsland
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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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Isle of Man-Ronaldsway Airport en Düsseldorf Airport bedraagt 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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