- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: February 04, 1949
Time: ?
Location: Castel Benito, Libya
Operator: Skyways of London
Flight #: ?
Route: Khartoum - Castel Benito
AC Type: Douglas C-54A-1-DO Skymaster
Registration: G-AJPL
cn / ln: 7464
Aboard: 53   (passengers:44  crew:9)
Fatalities: 1   (passengers:0  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: The No. 4, followed by the No. 3 engines failed on initial approach. The plane lost altitude and crashed into trees. Failure of the captain to maintain a safe height, by utilizing the available power of the starboard engines after power failure in the port engine. The reason for this failure by the captain cannot be determined. The power failure in the port engines was caused by fuel starvation brought about by an insuffuciency of fuel in the port tanks. This fuel shortage was the result of the wing tanks being allowed to become progressively unbalanced during the last stage of the flight.
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