Accident Douglas DC-3C OO-AWH, Tuesday 2 March 1948
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Date:Tuesday 2 March 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas DC-3C
Registration: OO-AWH
MSN: 43154
Year of manufacture:1947
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 22
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:London Airport (LHR) -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Brussel-Zaventem Airport (BRU/EBBR)
Destination airport:London Airport (LHR/EGLL)
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."


Flight International 11 March 1948 (p.280)
List of passengers and crew on board OO-AWH


  • 25th worst accident in 1948
  • 247th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 96th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


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