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Accident
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Datum:woensdag 28 juli 1937
Tijd:ca 10:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-2-115L
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Registratie: PH-ALF
Constructienummer: 1585/F34
Bouwjaar: 1936
Motoren: 2 Wright GR-1820-F53 Cyclone
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 11 / inzittenden: 11
Totaal:slachtoffers: 15 / inzittenden: 15
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Beert (   BelgiŽ)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Brussel-Haren Airport, BelgiŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Paris-Le Bourget Airport (LBG/LFPB), Frankrijk
Beschrijving:
A Douglas DC-2, operated by KLM, was destroyed when it impacted terrain near Beert, Belgium. All fifteen on board were killed.
The aircraft, named "Flamingo", operated on a regular passenger service from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Paris, France with an en route stop at Brussel, Belgium. At Brussel-Haren Airport two passengers deplaned and nine passengers boarded for the next leg to Paris.
The flight took off about 10:30 hours and climbed to an altitude of about 1200 meters. It entered a descent at an increasing rate until the aircraft impacted a field.
The cause of the crash could not be established. It was considered very likely that a fire of unknown origin had developed in the cabin prior to the accident. Several parts of the aircraft were found at a considerable distance from the main wreckage. An emergency exit hatch was found at 3 km from the main impact site.

Bronnen:
» Opsomming van de bekende ongevallen en incidenten in 1937 / Herman Dekker
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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Brussel-Haren Airport en Paris-Le Bourget Airport bedraagt 253 km (158 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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