The Ringway Dakota Accident – 27th March 1951

On 27th March 1951 a Douglas Dakota 3  cargo aircraft registered G-AVJZ operated by Air Transport Charter en route from Ringway Airport, Manchester to Nutts Corner Airport, Antrim, crashed shortly after take-off following the failure of the aircraft to gain height. There were four fatalities, two of the three crew on board and two of the three passengers. The Dakota was a flight carrying newspapers from Ringway to Nutts Corner. On take-off in falling snow, it swung to port, failed to climb, and struck a tree half a mile from the end of the runway.

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