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Last updated: 15 December 2017
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Datum:Dienstag 2 März 1948
Zeit:21:14 UTC
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3C
Fluggesellschaft:Sabena
Kennzeichen: OO-AWH
Werknummer: 43154
Baujahr: 1947
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 17 / Insassen: 19
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 20 / Insassen: 22
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:London Airport (LHR) (   Großbritannien)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Brussel-Zaventem Airport (BRU/EBBR), Belgien
Flug nach:London Airport (LHR/EGLL), Großbritannien
Unfallbericht:
Visibility was 200yds when DC-3 OO-AWH approached London. The aircraft crashed just after completing a Ground Controlled Approach.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Misjudgement on the part of the pilot when endeavouring to land at night in conditions of very low visibility."

Informationsquelle:
» Flight International 11.3.1948 (p.280)
» List of passengers and crew on board OO-AWH


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Distance from Brussel-Zaventem Airport to London Airport as the crow flies is 348 km (217 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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