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Last updated: 18 January 2022
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Datum:Mittwoch 14 August 1946
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-50-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:British Overseas Airways Corporation - BOAC
Kennzeichen: G-AGHT
Werknummer: 10103
Baujahr: 1943
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 5
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Malta-Luqa Airport (MLA) (   Malta)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Malta-Luqa Airport (MLA/LMML), Malta
Flug nach:?
Unfallbericht:
The no. 1 engine failed shortly after takeoff. On final the remaining engine also lost power. The pilot attempted to reach the runway by making a diving turn to the left. The DC-3 landed hard, bounced and slid and caught fire.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The port engine and, later, the starboard engine failed as the result of fuel starvation. Circumstantial evidence suggests strongly that this was caused by the inadvertent selection of the auxiliary fuel tanks which at that time contained only a small amount of fuel."

Informationsquelle:
» The Civil Aircraft Registers of Great Britain
» WAAS


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