Accident description
Last updated: 24 November 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 17 October 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-35-DK (DC-3)
Operator:BKS Air Transport
Registration: G-AMVC
C/n / msn: 16642/33390
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Groglin Fell (   United Kingdom) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Leeds/Bradford Airport (LBA/EGNM), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Carlisle Airport (CAX/EGNC), United Kingdom
Narrative:
The Dakota plane crashed into a cloud obscured high ground, some 8,5 nm SE of the airport while preparing for an approach to land in conditions of low cloud, rain and strong wind.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "There is insufficient evidence to determine the cause of the accident."

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Distance from Leeds/Bradford Airport to Carlisle Airport as the crow flies is 139 km (87 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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