Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 14 November 1946
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Operator:KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Registration: PH-TBW
C/n / msn: 20122
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 21
Total:Fatalities: 26 / Occupants: 26
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport (AMS) (   Netherlands) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:London-Croydon Airport (-/-), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM), Netherlands
Narrative:
PH-TBW approached Schiphol airport in bad weather conditions. The first two attempts to land had failed. While approaching for the 3rd time, the pilot found himself not properly lined up with the runway. A sharp left turn was made during which the aircraft struck the ground. The C-47 crashed and burst into flames.

Sources:
» Dakota : DC-3/C47's onder Nederlandse vlag
» The Civil Aircraft Registers of the Netherlands / H. Dekker


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Distance from London-Croydon Airport to Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport as the crow flies is 349 km (218 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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-3

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