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Isle of Man

Crash of a Bristol 170 Freighter 21 in Douglas

Date & Time: Jun 30, 1962
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
G-AGVC
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
12732
YOM:
1946
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On touchdown at Douglas-Ronaldsway Airport, Isle of Man, one of the main landing gear collapsed. The airplane sank on runway and came to rest. There were no injuries but the aircraft was written off.
Probable cause:
Undercarriage collapsed on landing.

Crash of an Avro 652 Anson C.19 in North Barrule: 6 killed

Date & Time: Feb 20, 1961
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
VL312
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Wyton – Jurby
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
While approaching RAF Jurby in poor weather conditions, the twin engine aircraft struck a hill and crashed at North Barulle, killing all six occupants. At the time of the accident, the visibility was poor due to low clouds.
Crew:
W/Cdr J. L. Aron,
S/Ldr C. Heseltine,
F/Lt H. D. Furness,
F/Lt B. H. Miller,
M/Tech E. N. Robinson,
F/Sgt R. J. Bridgeman.

Crash of an Avro 652 Anson C.19 at RAF Jurby

Date & Time: May 26, 1959
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
VM322
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
North Coates - Jurby
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The tire on the right main gear burst on touchdown at RAF Jurby. The airplane went out of control and came to rest. While both crew members were uninjured, the aircraft was written off.
Probable cause:
Tire burst on landing.

Crash of an Airspeed AS.10 OxfordT.1 off Maughold: 4 killed

Date & Time: Feb 22, 1954
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
NM576
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Belfast - Lichfield
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
While cruising over the Irish Sea on a flight from Belfast-Aldergrove to RAF Lichfield, the crew informed ATC about an engine failure and request the permission to divert to Douglas-Ronaldsway Airport for an emergency landing. Shortly later, the twin engine aircraft crashed into the sea off Maughold, northeast part of the Isle of Man. No trace of the aircraft nor the crew was ever found.
Crew (202nd Squadron):
P/O Bernard Mortimore Simmonds,
F/O Anthony Alfred Engledow,
F/O Ian Alastair Manson,
Sgt Ronald Cowan.
Probable cause:
Engine failure in flight.

Crash of an Avro 652 Anson T.20 in Ramsey: 4 killed

Date & Time: Sep 5, 1953 at 1340 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
VM418
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Millom - Jurby
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
While returning from RAF Millom to RAF Jurby, the crew encountered misty weather when the twin engine aircraft crashed in a field located near Ramsey. All four crew members were killed.
Crew:
Cpt Francis Richard Worthington, pilot,
Cpt George Arthur Richmond,
W/Cdr Francis James Fenton,
S/L Roy Patrick Charter.

Crash of a De Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide in Laxey: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jul 10, 1951
Operator:
Registration:
G-ALXJ
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Blackpool – Jurby
MSN:
6863
YOM:
1950
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
10000
Captain / Total hours on type:
6000.00
Circumstances:
The scheduled cargo flight from Blackpool-Squires Gate Airport to Douglas-Ronaldsway was cancelled due to foggy conditions at destination and the airline decided to fly to the RAF Jurby located in the north side of the Isle of Man. While approaching the island in low visibility, the twin engine aircraft hit a cliff located near Laxey and fell back into the sea. The pilot, Captain Walker, was killed.
Probable cause:
The probable cause of this accident was the failure of the pilot to avoid rising ground when flying at a low altitude in bad visibility.
Final Report:

Crash of a Handley Page H.P.70 Halifax VIII near Port Erin: 4 killed

Date & Time: Sep 28, 1948 at 0959 LT
Operator:
Registration:
G-AJNZ
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Belfast – Liverpool
MSN:
1385
YOM:
1947
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
The aircraft was flying the last of six round trips from Speke, Liverpool, to Nutts Corner, Northern Ireland, it was scheduled to make during the 27th/28th September. The aircraft had been carrying nearly 1150 gallons of milk on each flight from Northern Ireland back to Liverpool to help make up a shortage being experienced at the time in some areas of the UK. The aircraft left Nutts Corner at 09:30 and had been in contact with Nutts Corner by radio until passing into the Northern Flight Information Region where contact was made with the Northern area controller. This was followed by further contact at 09:59 which ended abruptly mid-sentence with "I am over or abeam I O", both the northern area controller, Ronaldsway and Speke attempted to contact the aircraft with no response. A search for the aircraft was begun immediately and at about 12:30 the commandant of Ronaldway airport located the wreckage of the aircraft. It had struck the very summit of Cronk ny Arrey Laa slid off the summit and landed about 200 yards down hill on the eastern side of the hill where the aircraft broke up killing the crew.
Crew:
John Frederick George Savage, pilot,
Richard Lansdowne Miller, navigator,
Oswald Harold Guppy Hiscock, radio operator,
Albert Harry Noon, flight engineer.
Source:
http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/pages/isleofman/iomg-ajnz.htm
Probable cause:
Controlled flight into terrain.

Crash of an Avro 19 off Port Erin

Date & Time: Jun 11, 1948 at 0905 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
G-AGNI
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Blackpool – Walney Island – Douglas
MSN:
1214
YOM:
1945
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a charter flight from Blackpool to Douglas with an intermediate stop in RAF Walney Island, Cumbria. On approach to the Isle of Man, the crew encountered poor weather conditions and continued to the west to Ireland without locating the Douglas-Ronaldsway Airport. Few minutes later, the pilot realized that the fuel reserve was insufficient and decided to ditch the aircraft into the Irish Sea, off Port Erin. The aircraft came to rest few miles off shore and floated for a while, allowing the occupants to take refuge on the wings, awaiting for help. The crew of a boat rescued all nine occupants shortly later and the aircraft sank and was lost.
Probable cause:
The crew was unable to locate the island during the initial approach due to faulty navigation, but the fact that one of the QDM's given by ATC in Ronaldsway was incorrect (though corrected a minute later) was probably a contributory cause of the accident.

Crash of a De Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide near Peel: 6 killed

Date & Time: Jun 10, 1948 at 2000 LT
Registration:
G-AIUI
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Birmingham – Douglas
MSN:
6675
YOM:
1946
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The crew started the descent to Douglas-Ronaldsway Airport in poor weather conditions. Apparently following a navigational error, the aircraft came from the west at a too low altitude when it hit a cliff located near Peel. The wreckage was found few hours later. Both crew members and four passengers were killed while two others were seriously injured. The crew was unable to locate the airport of Douglas and to know his exact position when the accident occurred. The pilot was completing his first flight to Douglas Airport.

Crash of a De Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide near Greeba

Date & Time: Apr 15, 1947
Operator:
Registration:
G-AHKR
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Liverpool – Douglas
MSN:
6824
YOM:
1946
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On approach to Douglas, the crew encountered poor visibility with mist. The captain decided to divert to RAF Jurby when the aircraft hit a hill, overturned and came to rest upside down. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair and all seven occupants were injured.