Accident description
Last updated: 29 August 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 14 April 1965
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-20-DK (DC-3)
Operator:British United Airways - BUA
Registration: G-ANTB
C/n / msn: 15762/27207
First flight: 1945
Total airframe hrs:18544
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 23
Total:Fatalities: 26 / Occupants: 27
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1 km (0.6 mls) E of Jersey-States Airport, Channel Islands (JER) (   United Kingdom) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Paris-Orly Airport (ORY/LFPO), France
Destination airport:Jersey-States Airport, Channel Islands (JER/EGJJ), United Kingdom
Flightnumber:1030X
Narrative:
Weather at Jersey was deteriorating and the runway Visual Range was below minima. The crew decided to continue to Jersey and attempt a runway 27 approach. The first approach had to abandoned and a second approach was made during which the aircraft struck outermost pole of the approach lighting system at 58 feet height, 3000 feet short of the threshold. The DC-3 crashed into a field and caught fire.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The aircraft struck the approach lighting when it was flown below the safe approach path during an approach to land in conditions of very low cloud and poor visibility, the pilot having disregarded the approach ban applied by his operations manual."

Sources:
» ICAO Circular 88-AN/74 (77-86)


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Distance from Paris-Orly Airport to Jersey-States Airport, Channel Islands as the crow flies is 334 km (209 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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