- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: September 21, 1955
Time: 22:23Z
Location: Idris, Libya
Operator: British Overseas Airways
Flight #: ?
Route: Rome - Tripoli
AC Type: Canadair C-4 Argonaut
Registration: G-ALHL
cn / ln: 158
Aboard: 47   (passengers:40  crew:7)
Fatalities: 15   (passengers:13  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: Crash landed in a sandstorm on the fourth landing attempt. The plane came in too low, struck a line of trees and crashed 1,200 yards short of the runway. Pilot error. In an error in judgement, the captain who allowed his desire to keep the runway lights in view failed to make adequate reference to his flight instruments.
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