It was bad weekend for British Civil aviation. The Flying boat disaster of Friday night?
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Background: It was bad weekend for British Civil aviation. The Flying boat disaster of Friday night was followed, on Sunday, by another British 'plane crash - but this time, mercifully, there were no casualties.
It happened near Copenhagen where a Viscount, carrying air-mail, made a crash-landing with engine trouble.
Both the pilots, Captain McClellan and first officer Croskell, walked away from the Viscount immediately after the accident. The plane broke its back in two places but did not catch fire.
McClellan made the crash landing in the dark --and for once, luck was on the side of the men. They landed in a field - but a few hundred feet earlier and they would have crashed into the side of a gravel pit.
The Viscount had flown from London and was on its way to Copenhagen when the crash occurer - just six miles short of the destination.