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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Date:Thursday 17 August 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-20-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Skyways Cargo Airline
Registration: G-AMSM
MSN: 27209/15764
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Lydd International Airport (LYX) (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Lydd International Airport (LYX/EGMD), United Kingdom
Destination airport:?
The DC-3 deviated to the left side of the runway during takeoff. The co-pilot overcorrected, causing the aircraft to swing right, leaving the runway at an angle of 20deg. partially airborne. The left wing then scraped the intersecting runway 14 while maneuvering to avoid a windsock mast ahead. The aircraft touched down and skidded to a stop. An oil fire broke out in the no. 2 engine.


photo of Douglas-C-47B-G-AMSM
accident date: 17-08-1978
type: Douglas C-47B (DC-3)
registration: G-AMSM
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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