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KLM - Nazis fleeing to Argentina

Old 6th Feb 2008, 11:32
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I do apologise, 23/5/47 was in fact the delivery date. The Air-Britain Constellation book gives us:

"Flew into high-tension cables on approach to Prestwick, Scotland on 21 Oct 48, caught fire and crashed at 00.31 hours (local) at Tarbolton, 5 miles east-north-east of the airport, killing all on board, including KLM's Cheif Pilot, Captain K.D. Parmentier. Aircraft made a GCA and overshoot on runway 31, but did not land owing to a high cross wind. On making visual circuit for Runway 26 at approx 700 feet, aircraft ran into low cloud and failed to clear the high tension cables at 450 feet. Cause; deteriorating weather, disorientation on visual circuit and mistake on spot height on navigational chart (read 45 ft instead of 450 ft). Was en route Amsterdam - Prestwick - New York".

Sorry for the confusion.
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