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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 5 March 1960
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-5-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Don Everall Aviation
Registration: G-AMSF
C/n / msn: 25825/14380
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90D
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 28
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 31
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Birmingham Airport (BHX) (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Birmingham International Airport (BHX/EGBB), United Kingdom
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The no. 2 engine quit right after takeoff. The Douglas C-47B banked to the right, causing the wingtip to strike the ground. The plane then cartwheeled and came to rest with a small fire erupting in the area of the no. 1 engine. This fire was quickly put out.

Sources:
» Survey of accidents to aircraft in the United Kingdom 1960 / CAA


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