Narrative:The Starways DC-3 was on a positioning flight to Glasgow because it had to fly to Lourdes the day after. While on an instrument approach, the aircraft struck a hill at 1250 feet msl.
|Date:||Wednesday 28 March 1956|
|C/n / msn:|| 16670/33418|
|First flight:|| 1945|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Largs ( United Kingdom)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Departure airport:||Liverpool-Speke Airport (LPL/EGGP), United Kingdom|
|Destination airport:||Glasgow-Renfrew Airport, United Kingdom|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "An error of airmanship on the part of the captain. During an instrument approach at night he permitted the aircraft to descend below the approved safety height and this resulted in the aircraft striking the ground."
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.