72 Years ago today: On 2 March 1948 a Sabena Douglas DC-3 crashed near London, U.K.; killing 20 out of 22 occupants.
|Date:||Tuesday 2 March 1948|
|C/n / msn:||43154|
|Engines:||2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 19|
|Total:||Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 22|
|Aircraft damage:||Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||London Airport (LHR) ( United Kingdom)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Brussel-Zaventem Airport (BRU/EBBR), Belgium|
|Destination airport:||London Airport (LHR/EGLL), United Kingdom|
Visibility was 200yds when DC-3 OO-AWH approached London. The aircraft crashed just after completing a Ground Controlled Approach.
PROBABLE CAUSE: “Misjudgement on the part of the pilot when endeavouring to land at night in conditions of very low visibility.”