Date & Time: Jan 5, 1952 at 1730 LT
Type of aircraft:
Douglas C-47 Skytrain (DC-3)
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The crew of a SUN Neptune registered 122443 was performing a local training mission at RAF Burtonwood. On touchdown, the airplane went out of control, veered off runway and collided with the C-47 that was holding for takeoff with a crew of ten on board. Both aircraft were destroyed and among the 12 occupants on board the Neptune, one was killed while 11 others were injured. On board the C-47, six crew members were killed while four others were injured. At the time of the accident, the visibility was limited due to poor weather conditions.