- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: April 05, 1948
Time: ?
Location: Near Berlin, Germany
Operator: British European Airways / Military - Soviet Air Force
Flight #: ?
Route: ?
AC Type: Vickers Viking 1B & Soviet YAK-3 fighter
Registration: G-AIVP
cn / ln: 229
Aboard: 15   (passengers:10  crew:5)
Fatalities: 15   (passengers:10  crew:5)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft was circling Gatow in preparation for landing when the DC-3 collided head on with the Russian Air Force Yakovlev 3 fighter, which was performing aerobatics. A total of 14 killed on the Vickers Viking and one on the YAK fighter. The collision was caused by the action of the Yak fighter's pilot, which was in disregard of the accepted rules of flying.
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