Accident description
Last updated: 26 November 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 26 March 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6A
Operator:Cunard Eagle Airways
Registration: G-APOM
C/n / msn: 45519/1003
First flight: 1958
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Shannon Airport (SNN) (   Ireland)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Shannon Airport (SNN/EINN), Ireland
Destination airport:Shannon Airport (SNN/EINN), Ireland
Narrative:
The DC-6 was being used for a crew training flight in the Shannon area. The plane returned to the airport for a touch and go landing. After touchdown, power was applied but the gear was retracted prematurely. The DC-6 swung off the left side of the runway where the port wing dug into soft ground. A fire erupted.


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Distance from Shannon Airport to Shannon Airport as the crow flies is 0 km (0 miles).

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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