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Accident
Last updated: 16 October 2017
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Datum:vrijdag 28 oktober 1949
Tijd:01:00 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic G73 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman G-73 Mallard
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Superior Oil Corp.
Registratie: NC2956
Constructienummer: J-15
Bouwjaar: 1947
Aantal vlieguren:1235
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Totaal:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 7
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:London Heathrow Airport (LHR) (   Verenigd Koninkrijk)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Zaken
Vliegveld van vertrek:London Airport (LHR/EGLL), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
Beschrijving:
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.

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


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