Narrative:The DC-3 lost height and crashed onto a factory.
|Date:||Wednesday 4 September 1946|
|C/n / msn:|| 42975|
|First flight:|| 1946|
|Crew:||Fatalities: / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: / Occupants: 21|
|Total:||Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 26 |
|Ground casualties:||Fatalities: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||5 km (3.1 mls) S of Paris-Le Bourget Airport (LBG) ( France)
|Phase:|| Initial climb (ICL)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Paris-Le Bourget Airport (LBG/LFPB), France|
|Destination airport:||London-Croydon Airport (-/-), United Kingdom|
Air France's first air hostess, Paulette Vavasseur, was among the fatalities.
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 43)
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Paris-Le Bourget Airport to London-Croydon Airport as the crow flies is 319 km (200 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.