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Date:jeudi 19 décembre 1946
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-10-DK (DC-3)
Compagnie:Railway Air Services
Immatriculation: G-AGZA
Numéro de série: 12455
Année de Fabrication: 1944
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 4
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 1
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 5
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:1 km (0.6 milles) NE of London-Northolt Airport (NHT) (   Royaume Uni)
Phase de vol: En montée initiale (ICL)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:London-Northolt Airport (NHT/EGWU), Royaume Uni
Aéroport de destination:Glasgow-Renfrew Airport, Royaume Uni
It was a cold, snowy evening at London-Northolt Airport, when the DC-3 taxied into position for takeoff. The snow storm had closed the airport to incoming traffic, and outbound traffic was subject to long delays. The plane had been waiting for more than an hour waiting for clearance. When G-AGZA received clearance, the pilot ran the engines up to 45.5 inches of manifold pressure and 2,500 RPM. The DC-3 lifted off the runway but couldn't gain height. The aircraft landed on top of a house at 46 Angus Drive in the London suburb of Ruislip.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot taking off when the aircraft was almost entirely covered with snow. In doing this the pilot committed an error of judgement."

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photo of Douglas-C-47A-G-AGZA
accident date: 19-12-1946
type: Douglas C-47A (DC-3)
registration: G-AGZA

Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre London-Northolt Airport et Glasgow-Renfrew Airport est de 542 km (339 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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