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Accident description
Last updated: 25 September 2016
Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 7 August 1946
Time:ca 14:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-5-DK (DC-3)
Operator:British European Airways - BEA
Registration: G-AHCS
C/n / msn: 12348
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 16
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:19 km (11.9 mls) N of Oslo (   Norway)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:London-Croydon Airport (-/-), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Oslo-Gardermoen Airport (GEN/ENGM), Norway
Narrative:
The Dakota approached Oslo in weather conditions including 10/10 cloud with base at 1000 feet, under which visibility was 10 miles. On approach the aircraft flew into trees on the eastern face of the 2182 feet high Mistberget mountain at 2040 feet asl, 12 miles north of the airport.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "An error by the pilot in that he began his let-down too soon, due to inexperience of radio range flying coupled with inadequate aircraft equipment."

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Flight International 23.01.1947 (p.69)


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Distance from London-Croydon Airport to Oslo-Gardermoen Airport as the crow flies is 1196 km (747 miles).

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