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Date:samedi 25 janvier 1947
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-85-DL (DC-3)
Compagnie:Spencer Airways
Immatriculation: VP-YFD
Numéro de série: 19979
Année de Fabrication: 1944
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Equipage:victimes: 1 / à bord: 5
Passagers:victimes: 11 / à bord: 18
Total:victimes: 12 / à bord: 23
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:London-Croydon Airport (   Royaume Uni)
Phase de vol: Au décollage (TOF)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:London-Croydon Airport (-/-), Royaume Uni
Aéroport de destination:Roma-Ciampino Airport (CIA/LIRA), Italie
The C-47 had just become airborne when it rolled right and left. The bank angle increased to 40 deg as the C-47 continued in a left turn at low altitude. Level attitude was regained near the airport boundary. The aircraft then swung to the right, bounced and collided head-on with a CSA Douglas C-47 (OK-WDB).
The registration was reportedly mispainted on the aircraft as VP-YFE.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Loss of control by the Captain, who, when attempting to take-off a heavily loaded aircraft in poor visibility allowed it to become airborne in a semi-stalled condition. This must be attributed to an error of flying technique by a pilot who lacked Dakota experience. The possibility that the following were contributory causes cannot be dismissed: 1) The adhesion of some snow and/or frost to the lifting surfaces; 2) The impairment of the pilot's judgement through fatigue."


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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-Croydon Airport et Roma-Ciampino Airport est de 1425 km (891 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 2458ème loss
  • 782ème accident fatal
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