Accident description
Last updated: 24 April 2014
Date:Friday 17 December 1965
Time:22:40 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-25-DK
Operator:Skyways Coach Air
Registration: G-AMWX
C/n / msn: 15846/32594
First flight: 1945
Total airframe hrs:12815
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 29
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 32
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Le Treport (   France)
Phase: En route / landing (ENR/LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Beauvais-Tillé Airport (BVA/LFOB), France
Destination airport:London-Gatwick Airport (LGW/EGKK), United Kingdom
Flightnumber: 316
Emergency landed on the beach.

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Distance from Beauvais-Tillé Airport to London-Gatwick Airport as the crow flies is 248 km (155 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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