Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Archives
Bureau d'Archives des Accidents d'Avions

Crash of a Douglas C-47B-5-DK in Birmingham

Accident description

  • Mar 5, 1960
  • G-AMSF
  • Takeoff (climb)
  • Charter (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
  • Yes
  • Airport (less than 10 km from airport)
  • 14380/25825
  • 1944
  • Birmingham, West Midlands
  • UK
  • Europe
  • 3
  • 0
  • 28
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • At liftoff, while in initial climb, the airplane banked right, causing the right wing tip to struck the ground. The aircraft struck the ground and came to rest with a small fire on the left engine that was quickly extinguished. All 31 occupants were evacuated safely while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
  • Failure of the right engine during takeoff.