Accident description
Last updated: 24 November 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 30 September 1943
Type:Lockheed C-60A-5-LO Lodestar
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-56014
C/n / msn: 18-2487
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Arran Island, Scotland (   United Kingdom)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Reykjavík-Keflavík International Airport (KEF/BIKF), Iceland
Destination airport:Glasgow-Prestwick Airport (PIK/EGPK), United Kingdom
Narrative:
Crashed into Beinn Nuis.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Peak District Air Accident Research web site


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Distance from Reykjavík-Keflavík International Airport to Glasgow-Prestwick Airport as the crow flies is 1362 km (851 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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