Here's a fairly early
(circa 1948) shot of OH-LCC displaying the original livery carried when
airline re-commenced services after WW
II. Another ex Skytrain, this aircraft was built as a
C-47A-30-DK (43-48250). During a
previous accident it was rebuilt using parts from c/n 19506.
However, on 3 January 1961 the aircraft was on an internal Finnish
flight when it crashed in the
woods near Koivulahti, 10.5 Km from its final destination (Vaasa)
runway. Pilot error was given
as the cause of the
accident. The aircraft had begun to execute a slow left hand turn
when it stalled
and spun in, killing all 25 on board.
It was determined that both pilot and co-pilot had had
insufficient sleep prior to taking the flight, plus
a certain amount of alcohol had been consumed
by the pilot in command.