Airplane Crash - Off Lurga Point, Ireland 08/15/1949

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Off Lurga Point, Ireland


Date08/15/1949
LocationOff Lurga Point, Ireland
OperatorTransocean Air Lines
RouteRome - Shannon
TypeDouglas DC-3 (C-54A-DO)
RegistrationN79989
Cn/In3076
Aboard58
Fatalities8
Ground0
SummaryFuel exhaustion forced the plane to ditch in the AtlantiOcean, 15 km off the coast of Ireland. The plane stayed afloat for 15 minutes but 8 occupants died due to exposure or drowning. Failure of the captain to properly supervise the crew while en route.

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