Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 20 August 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 4 April 1943
Time:01:38
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:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Lodestar was shot down by a German Dornier Do 217 or Messerschmitt Me 110.

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


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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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