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Last updated: 20 January 2022
Date:Monday 19 January 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic B170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol 170 Freighter 21
Operator:Silver City Airways
Registration: G-AICM
MSN: 12756
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Berlin-Tempelhof (   Germany)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Having failed to land at his destination because or bad weather, the pilot decided to return to base rather than divert to his selected alternate. While under GCA control at base, the equipment failed and the aircraft ran out of fuel and crash-landed. Subsequently, it was established that the pilot had taken off with insufficient fuel to reach his destination, divert to the alternate and land witb a safe margin of fuel remaining.


photo of Bristol-170-Freighter-21-G-AICM
accident date: 19-01-1953
type: Bristol 170 Freighter 21
registration: G-AICM
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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