Accident description
Last updated: 30 October 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 29 August 1944
Time:00:30
Type:Lockheed C-60A-5-LO Lodestar
Operator:British Overseas Airways Corporation - BOAC
Registration: G-AGIH
C/n / msn: 18-2619
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 15
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mount Kinnekulle, NE of Lidköping (   Sweden)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Stockholm-Bromma Airport (BMA/ESSB), Sweden
Destination airport:Saint Andrews-Leuchars RAF Station (ADX/EGQL), United Kingdom
Narrative:
The flight was enroute from Stockholm-Bromma (BMA) to Leuchars, Scotland . It crashed into hilly terrain in bad weather after being directed to either Såtenäs or Torslanda at Gothenburg, Sweden, because of radio and navigation problems.
Three crew and 12 passengers were on board, all Norwegian. Four passengers survived.

The airplane was given to the Norwegian government in exile as a part of the lend-lease agreement. It was operate by BOAC due to the German occupation of Norway.


Sources:
» luftfartshistorie.no
» mil.no
» The Lockheed Twins / Peter J Marson


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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 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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