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Last updated: 21 January 2022
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Sonntag 6 Mai 1962
Zeit:14:29 UTC
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-1-DK (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Channel Airways
Kennzeichen: G-AGZB
Werknummer: 12180
Baujahr: 1943
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 15
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 12 / Insassen: 18
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:St. Boniface Down (   Großbritannien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Jersey-States Airport, Channel Islands (JER/EGJJ), Großbritannien
Flug nach:Portsmouth Airport, Großbritannien
Unfallbericht:
The DC-3 had descended to 1000 feet while approaching Portsmouth in low clouds and drizzle conditions. The plane collided with the cloud shrouded St. Boniface Down, crashed and burst into flames.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "As a result of an error of airmanship the aircraft was flown below a safe altitude in bad weather conditions and struck cloud-covered high ground."

Informationsquelle:
» ICAO Accident Digest No.14 Volume II, Circular 71-AN/63 (57-61)


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Distance from Jersey-States Airport, Channel Islands to Portsmouth Airport as the crow flies is 196 km (122 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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