Accident
Last updated: 17 September 2014
Status:
Datum:Samstag 19 Juni 1954
Flugzeugtyp:Convair CV-240-4
Fluggesellschaft:Swissair
Kennzeichen: HB-IRW
Werknummer: 61
Baujahr: 1948
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 5
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 9
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:ca 10 km W off Folkestone (   Großbritannien) show on map
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Genève-Cointrin Airport (GVA/LSGG), Schweiz
Flug nach:London (unknown airport), Großbritannien
Unfallbericht:
Fuel exhaustion over the English Channel forced the crew to ditch the aircraft. All occupants were able to escape, but 3 non-swimmers drowned because of there had been no life-saving equipment on board.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Complete loss of power of both engines through fuel exhaustion and is attributed to negligence on the part of both pilots."

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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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