Airplane Crash - Az-Zubair, Iran 07/16/1947

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Az-Zubair, Iran


Date07/16/1947
LocationAz-Zubair, Iran
OperatorBritish Overseas Airways
RouteCairo - Basrah
TypeAvro 685 York
RegistrationG-AGMR
Cn/In1219
Aboard6
Fatalities6
Ground0
SummaryDuring a fourth landing attempt the plane touched down, power was applied but the plane crashed in a wooded area beyond the runway. An error on the part of the pilot in continuing the flight in unsuitable weather conditions coupled with lack of cooperation by the ATC.

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