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Last updated: 10 December 2019
Estado:Final
Fecha:sábado 7 octubre 1961
Hora:01:00 UTC
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-30-DK Dakota 4
Operador:Derby Airways
Registración: G-AMSW
Numéro de série: 32919/16171
Año de Construcción: 1945
Horas Totales de la Célula:13658
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 31 / Ocupantes: 31
Total:Fatalidades: 34 / Ocupantes: 34
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Mont Canigou (   Francia)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:London-Gatwick Airport (LGW/EGKK), Reino Unido
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Perpignan Airport (PGF/LFMP), Francia
Descripción:
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."

Fuentes:
» 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.

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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 3541st loss
  • 1323rd accidente fatal
  • 5th worst accident (a la hora)
  • 19th worst accident (actualmente)
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  • 21st worst accident (actualmente)
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