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Last updated: 26 January 2022
Estado:Final
Fecha:domingo 6 mayo 1962
Hora:14:29 UTC
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-1-DK (DC-3)
Operador:Channel Airways
Registración: G-AGZB
Numéro de série: 12180
Año de Construcción: 1943
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 9 / Ocupantes: 15
Total:Fatalidades: 12 / Ocupantes: 18
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:St. Boniface Down (   Reino Unido)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Jersey-States Airport, Channel Islands (JER/EGJJ), Reino Unido
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Portsmouth Airport, Reino Unido
Descripción:
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."

Fuentes:
» 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.

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Douglas DC-3

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