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Last updated: 21 February 2019
Datum:woensdag 18 september 1946
Tijd:07:42 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-4-1009
Registratie: OO-CBG
Constructienummer: 42986
Bouwjaar: 1946
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 7
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 21 / inzittenden: 37
Totaal:slachtoffers: 27 / inzittenden: 44
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:35 km (21.9 mijl) SW of Gander, NL (   Canada)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Shannon Airport (SNN/EINN), Ierland
Vliegveld van aankomst:Gander Airport, NL (YQX/CYQX), Canada
The DC-4 was on a flight from Brussels, Belgium to New York, USA, with intermediate stops at Shannon, Ireland and Gander, Canada. The aircraft crashed in bad weather. Reportedly, the pilot attempted to carry out a visual approach to Gander by trying to descend below the clouds. Since the cloud base was about ground level, the airplane descended into trees. It crashed and broke up.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot did not carry out the appropriate approach procedure for landing in bad weather conditions."

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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 Shannon Airport en Gander Airport, NL bedraagt 3156 km (1972 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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.
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Douglas DC-4

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