Accident description
Last updated: 23 April 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 27 March 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-75-DL Dakota 3
Operator:Air Transport Charter
Registration: G-AJVZ
C/n / msn: 19361
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Manchester-Ringway Airport (MAN) (   United Kingdom) show on map
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Manchester-Ringway Airport (MAN/EGCC), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Belfast-Nutts Corner Airport, United Kingdom
Narrative:
Crashed when an engine failed in icing conditions.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The inability of the aircraft to gain height shortly after becoming airborne, due to loss of engine power caused by ice formation in the carburetor intakes attributable to the captain's failure to make use of the heat controls. An extended undercarriage and the presence of snow on the wings may have been contributory factors."

Sources:
» ICAO Aircraft Accident Digest No.2, Circular 24-AN/21 (83-85)


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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