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Accident
Last updated: 29 September 2016
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Mittwoch 7 August 1946
Zeit:ca 14:00
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-5-DK (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:British European Airways - BEA
Kennzeichen: G-AHCS
Werknummer: 12348
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 11
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 16
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:19 km (11.9 Meilen) N of Oslo (   Norwegen)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:London-Croydon Airport (-/-), Großbritannien
Flug nach:Oslo-Gardermoen Airport (GEN/ENGM), Norwegen
Unfallbericht:
The Douglas C-47A 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."

Informationsquelle:
» 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).

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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