Narrative:The DC-3 had descended to 1000 feet while approaching Portsmouth in low clouds and drizzle conditions. The plane collided with the cloud shrouded St. Boniface Down, crashed and burst into flames.
|Date:||Sunday 6 May 1962|
|C/n / msn:|| 12180|
|First flight:|| 1943|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 15|
|Total:||Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 18 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||St. Boniface Down (United Kingdom)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Jersey-States Airport, Channel Islands (JER/EGJJ), United Kingdom|
|Destination airport:||Portsmouth Airport (PME), United Kingdom|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "As a result of an error of airmanship the aircraft was flown below a safe altitude in bad weather conditions and struck cloud-covered high ground."
» ICAO Accident Digest No.14 Volume II, Circular 71-AN/63 (57-61)
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Jersey-States Airport, Channel Islands to Portsmouth Airport as the crow flies is 197 km (123 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.