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Last updated: 24 October 2021
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Datum:Mittwoch 28 März 1956
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-35-DK (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Starways
Kennzeichen: G-AMRB
Werknummer: 33418/16670
Baujahr: 1945
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Largs (   Großbritannien)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Leerflug
Flug von:Liverpool-Speke Airport (LPL/EGGP), Großbritannien
Flug nach:Glasgow-Renfrew Airport, Großbritannien
Unfallbericht:
The Starways DC-3 was on a positioning flight to Glasgow because it had to fly to Lourdes the day after. While on an instrument approach, the aircraft struck a hill at 1250 feet msl.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "An error of airmanship on the part of the captain. During an instrument approach at night he permitted the aircraft to descend below the approved safety height and this resulted in the aircraft striking the ground."



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