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Last updated: 16 November 2018
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Datum:Donnerstag 10 Januar 1952
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-35-DK Dakota 3
Fluggesellschaft:Aer Lingus
Kennzeichen: EI-AFL
Werknummer: 33447/16699
Baujahr: 1945
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 20 / Insassen: 20
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 23 / Insassen: 23
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Cwm Edno, Wales (   Großbritannien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:London-Northolt Airport (NHT/EGWU), Großbritannien
Flug nach:Dublin Airport (DUB/EIDW), Irland
Unfallbericht:
The DC-3 (named 'Saint Kevin') departed Northolt Airport at 17:25 for an IFR flight to Dublin. Last radio contact with the flight was around 19:15 when the flight requested a descent. The request was granted by the Dublin controller, but the clearance was not read back by the DC-3 crew.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The encountering of a powerful down-current of air on the lee side of Snowdon which forced the aircraft down into an area of very great turbulence were through one or another of several possible causes the pilot or pilots lost control."

Informationsquelle:
» ICAO Circular 38-AN/33 (28-38)


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Distance from London-Northolt Airport to Dublin Airport as the crow flies is 444 km (277 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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