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Last updated: 17 August 2019
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Date:Friday 16 July 1943
Type:de Havilland DH.91 Albatross
Operator:British Overseas Airways Corporation - BOAC
Registration: G-AFDK
C/n / msn: 6804
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Shannon-Rinneanna Airfield (SNN) (   Ireland)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bristol-Whitchurch Airport, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Shannon Airport (SNN/EINN), Ireland
Narrative:
The aircraft named 'Fortuna' crashed on approach to Shannon.

Sources:
» Foreign Aircraft Landings in Ireland 1939 - 1946


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Distance from Bristol-Whitchurch Airport to Shannon Airport as the crow flies is 453 km (283 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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