Airplane Crash - Oldham, England 08/19/1949

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Oldham, England


Date08/19/1949
Time12:00
LocationOldham, England
OperatorBritish European Airways
RouteBelfast - Manchester
TypeDouglas DC-3
RegistrationG-AHCY
Cn/In12355
Aboard24
Fatalities24
Ground0
SummaryCrashed into a cloud shrouded 1,500 ft. mountain 15 nm short of its destination. Navigational error and improper approach procedure. Failure to check the position of the aircraft accurately before descent from a safe altitude.

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