Narrative:The C-47 plane went into a half roll and crashed into some hangars on takeoff.
|Date:||Tuesday 17 September 1946|
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
|C/n / msn:|| 4549|
|First flight:|| 1942|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4|
|Total:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 7 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Brussel-Haren Airport (BRU) ( Belgium)
|Phase:|| Initial climb (ICL)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Brussel-Haren Airport, Belgium|
|Destination airport:||London-Croydon Airport (-/-), United Kingdom|
Probable Cause:PROBABLE CAUSE: "Loss of airspeed due to an undetermined cause."
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 44)
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 Brussel-Haren Airport to London-Croydon Airport as the crow flies is 319 km (199 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.