Date & Time: Jul 9, 1949 at 1143 LT
Type of aircraft:
Handley Page H.P.70 Halifax VIII
Lake, Sea, Ocean, River
Belfast - Belfast
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The aircraft left Belfast-Aldergrove Airport at 0850LT on a meteorological mission over the Atlantic Ocean. The crew maintained radio contact with the ground until 1143LT when it disappeared from radar screens. SAR operations were conducted on a large area west of the Outer Hebrides Islands but were eventually suspended as no trace of the aircraft nor the crew was found. On board were three passengers and four crew members from the 202nd Squadron.