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Last updated: 18 October 2017
Fecha:viernes 28 octubre 1949
Hora:01:00 UTC
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic G73 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman G-73 Mallard
Operador:Superior Oil Corp.
Registración: NC2956
Numéro de série: J-15
Año de Construcción: 1947
Horas Totales de la Célula:1235
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Total:Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 7
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:London Heathrow Airport (LHR) (   Reino Unido)
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Aeropuerto de Salida:London Airport (LHR/EGLL), Reino Unido
Aeropuerto de Llegada:?
While making a night takeoff from London Airport the aircraft reached a height of between 30 and 50 feet and then swerved to the left approximately 40 degrees to the line of takeoff. Height was lost and the undercarriage struck the grass 150 yards from the edge of the runway.
The aircraft continued across the airport a few feet above the ground for a further 450 yards and the crashed and burst into flames.

» Civil Aircraft Accident Report: Grumman Mallard NC 2956 Superior Oil Co


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