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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 18 June 1946
Time:ca 21:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-268B
Operator:Aer Lingus
Registration: EI-ACA
C/n / msn: 2178
First flight: 1940
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 19
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Shannon (   Ireland)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Shannon Airport (SNN/EINN), Ireland
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A no. 1 engine fire shortly after takeoff forced the crew to carry out a forced landing in a swampy patch, 1 mile outside the airport.

Classification:

Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 43)


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