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Last updated: 12 December 2019
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Samstag 7 Oktober 1961
Zeit:01:00 UTC
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-30-DK Dakota 4
Fluggesellschaft:Derby Airways
Kennzeichen: G-AMSW
Werknummer: 32919/16171
Baujahr: 1945
Betriebsstunden:13658
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 31 / Insassen: 31
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 34 / Insassen: 34
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Mont Canigou (   Frankreich)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:London-Gatwick Airport (LGW/EGKK), Großbritannien
Flug nach:Perpignan Airport (PGF/LFMP), Frankreich
Unfallbericht:
The Douglas C-47 took off from Gatwick (LGW) at 20:43 UTC on a charter flight to Perpignan (PGF), France. The crew reported over Toulouse at 00:30 UTC, heading for Perpignan at FL75, and estimating an arrival over Perpignan at 01:12. In an area of intermittent rain and wind of variable forces, the plane struck a mountainside at 2200 m altitude.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was attributed to a navigational error, the origin of which it was not possible to determine for lack of sufficient evidence."

Informationsquelle:
» ICAO Digest 13 (Circular 69)


Fotos

photo of Douglas-C-47B-G-AMSW
accident date: 07-10-1961
type: Douglas C-47B (DC-3)
registration: G-AMSW
 

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from London-Gatwick Airport to Perpignan Airport as the crow flies is 956 km (598 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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