Airplane Crash - Off Folkestone, England 06/19/1954

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Off Folkestone, England


Date06/19/1954
LocationOff Folkestone, England
OperatorSwissair
RouteGeneva - London
TypeConvair CV-240-4
RegistrationHB-IRW
Cn/In61
Aboard9
Fatalities3
Ground0
SummaryThe plane ditched into the AtlantiOcean after running out of fuel. Three non-swimming passengers drowned due to lack of lifesaving equipment aboard. Negligence of the crew in not monitoring the fuel situation as the flight progressed.

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