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Datum:donderdag 3 juni 1971
Tijd:01:25 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-35-DK (DC-3)
Registratie: PH-MOA
Constructienummer: 33353/16605
Bouwjaar: 1945
Aantal vlieguren:6372
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90D
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 32
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 36
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Southend Municipal Airport (SEN) (   Verenigd Koninkrijk)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Internationale charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Southend Municipal Airport (SEN/EGMC), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM), Nederland
The Moormanair DC-3 was chartered to fly Ajax football supporters back to the Netherlands.
Following a fall in manifold pressure and the discovery of an oil leak in the starboard engine soon after a night takeoff the pilot decided to return to Southend Airport for an emergency landing. In order to avoid an overshoot he used 15 degrees of flap for the landing which resulted in a higher than normal airspeed at touchdown. The aircraft touched down about half-way along the runway in use, overran the paved area and collided with an earth bank. Of the thirty-two passengers and four crew on board the aircraft, two passengers were injured. The aircraft was substantially damaged.

Probable Cause:

CAUSE: "The accident was due to a late touchdown and inappropriate use of the flaps. Insufficient braking efficiency resulted in a higher speed of overrun than would have otherwise occurred."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 6 months
Accident number: AAR 1/1973
Download report: Final report
Language: English


photo of Douglas-C-47B-PH-MOA
accident date: 03-06-1971
type: Douglas C-47B (DC-3)
registration: PH-MOA
photo of Douglas-C-47B-PH-MOA
accident date: 03-06-1971
type: Douglas C-47B (DC-3)
registration: PH-MOA
photo of Douglas-C-47B-PH-MOA
accident date: 03-06-1971
type: Douglas C-47B (DC-3)
registration: PH-MOA

Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Southend Municipal Airport en Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport bedraagt 289 km (180 miles).

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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