Airplane Crash - Shannon, Ireland 04/15/1948

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Shannon, Ireland


Date04/15/1948
Time02:35
LocationShannon, Ireland
OperatorPan American World Airways
Flight #1-10
RouteBelgium - Shannon
TypeLockheed L-049-46 Constellation
RegistrationNC-88858
Cn/In2058
Aboard31
Fatalities30
Ground0
SummaryWhile executing a second instrument approach at Shannon Airport, the aircraft struck the ground 2,380 feet from the approach end of the intended runway, broke apart and burned. Continuation of an instrument approach to an altitude insufficient to clear the terrain. The failure of a fluorescent light may have been a contributing cause. The plane was named Clipper Empress of the Skies.

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