Accident Douglas C-47B-35-DK (DC-3) G-AMZC,
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Date:Thursday 22 December 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47B-35-DK (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Manx Airlines
Registration: G-AMZC
MSN: 33270/16522
Year of manufacture:1945
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:5 km NE of Düsseldorf Airport (DUS) -   Germany
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Isle of Man-Ronaldsway Airport (IOM/EGNS)
Destination airport:Düsseldorf Airport (DUS/EDDL)
Visibility at Düsseldorf was poor due to low clouds. The crew had been cleared for an ILS approach, but continued visually. The aircraft descended too low and struck trees, crashing about 3 miles short of the runway.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Incorrect instrument flying. The pilot is assumed to have abandoned the instrument approach before being satisfied that the landing could be completed under visual conditions."



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