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Last updated: 27 November 2015
Date:Sunday 4 April 1943
Type:Lockheed 18-40 Lodestar (C-56B-LO)
Operator:British Overseas Airways Corporation - BOAC
Registration: G-AGEJ
C/n / msn: 18-2085
First flight: 1941
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:50 km (31.3 mls) NW off Skagen, Denmark [North Sea] (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Stockholm-Bromma Airport (BMA/ESSB), Sweden
Destination airport:Saint Andrews-Leuchars RAF Station (ADX/EGQL), United Kingdom
The Lodestar was reportedly shot down by a Junkers Ju 88 of Luftwaffe 10/NJG 3, piloted by Leutnant Werner Speidel.

» RAF Nordic casuality register / by Knut Larsson
» The Lockheed Twins / Peter J Marson


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Stockholm-Bromma Airport to Saint Andrews-Leuchars RAF Station as the crow flies is 1259 km (787 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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