Airplane Crash - Jersey, Uk 04/14/1965

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Jersey, UK


Date04/14/1965
LocationJersey, UK
OperatorBritish United Airways
Flight #1030X
RouteParis - Jersey , Channel Islands
TypeDouglas C-47B
RegistrationG-ANTB
Cn/In15762/27207
Aboard27
Fatalities26
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft crashed on its second approach in deteriorating weather condtions, crashing 3,000 feet short of the runway. The aircraft struck the approach lighting when it was flown below the safe approach path during an approach to land in conditions of very low clouds and poor visibility. The pilot disregarded the approach ban applied by his operations manual.

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