Date: January 25, 1947
Time: 1140
Location: Croydon, Surrey, England
Operator: Spencer Airways / Ceskoslovenske Aerolinie
Flight #: ?
Route: Croydon - Rome - Salisbury
AC Type: Douglas C-47 / Douglas DC-3
Registration: VP-YFD/OK-WDB
cn / ln: 19979 / 9503
Aboard: 23   (passengers:18  crew:5)
Fatalities: 12   (passengers:11  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: Just after becoming airborne, the plane never gained altitude, overran the runway and crashed into a Ceskoslovenske Dakota. Twelve killed on the Spencer Airways none on the Ceskoslovenske. Loss of control by the captain of the Spencer Airways plane, who, when attempting to take-off a heavily loaded aircraft in poor visibility allowed it to become airborne in a semi-stalled condition.

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