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Last updated: 24 October 2017
Datum:donderdag 17 augustus 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-20-DK (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Skyways Cargo Airline
Registratie: G-AMSM
Constructienummer: 27209/15764
Bouwjaar: 1945
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Lydd International Airport (LYX) (   Verenigd Koninkrijk)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Lydd International Airport (LYX/EGMD), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
The DC-3 deviated to the left side of the runway during takeoff. The co-pilot overcorrected, causing the aircraft to swing right, leaving the runway at an angle of 20deg. partially airborne. The left wing then scraped the intersecting runway 14 while maneuvering to avoid a windsock mast ahead. The aircraft touched down and skidded to a stop. An oil fire broke out in the no. 2 engine.


photo of Douglas C-47B-20-DK G-AMSM
The DC-3 was sold to Skyways Cargo Airline in March 1975.
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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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