Date & Time: Dec 18, 1945 at 1010 LT
Type of aircraft:
Douglas C-47 Skytrain (DC-3)
Landing (descent or approach)
Down Ampney – Copenhagen – Oslo
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The aircraft was performing a flight from RAF Down Ampney to Oslo with an intermediate stop in Copenhagen. While approaching the Oslo-Fornebu Airport from the north, both engines lost power due to icing conditions. The captain decided to go around when the aircraft hit the slope of a hill located in Voksenkollen, north of the capital city. On scene, rescuers were able to evacuate two wounded passengers while 15 other occupants were killed. Few hours later, both survivors died from their injuries.