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Last updated: 2 August 2021
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Datum:Sonntag 26 März 1961
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6A
Fluggesellschaft:Cunard Eagle Airways
Kennzeichen: G-APOM
Werknummer: 45519/1003
Baujahr: 1958
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 6
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Shannon Airport (SNN) (   Irland)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Ausbildungsflug
Flug von:Shannon Airport (SNN/EINN), Irland
Flug nach:Shannon Airport (SNN/EINN), Irland
Unfallbericht:
The DC-6 was being used for a crew training flight in the Shannon area. The plane returned to the airport for a touch and go landing. After touchdown, power was applied but the gear was retracted prematurely. The DC-6 swung off the left side of the runway where the port wing dug into soft ground. A fire erupted.



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photo of Douglas-DC-6A-G-APOM
accident date: 26-03-1961
type: Douglas DC-6A
registration: G-APOM
 

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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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