UK Douglas VC-47A (DC-3) 43-15527, Thursday 9 January 1975
ASN logo
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:Thursday 9 January 1975
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas VC-47A (DC-3)
Owner/operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-15527
MSN: 19993
Year of manufacture:1944
Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Akrotiri RAF Station (AKT) -   Cyprus
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:LIRN
Destination airport:LCRA
Confidence Rating: Little or no information is available
Damaged beyond repair at Akrotiri RAF Station, Cyprus.
Landing on the Westerly runway in a strong Southerly wind - gusts reported well over 45 knots - the left wing lifted and the right wing tip touched the ground. This pivoted the aircraft round and it departed the runway to the right, eventually coming to rest close to the Northern airfield boundary.
The wind had been increasing all afternoon and was well above the forecast winds. After the Turkish invasion of Northern Cyprus there were no diversion airfields available.


Eye witness. I was flying the previous aircraft to land.

Revision history:

06-May-2024 16:14 Derek Updated [Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description

The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF on social media FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2024 Flight Safety Foundation

1920 Ballenger Av, 4th Fl.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314