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Accident description
Last updated: 2 December 2016
Date:Sunday 26 January 1947
Time:15:35 GMT
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3C (C-47A-30-DK)
Operator:KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Registration: PH-TCR
C/n / msn: 25479/14034
First flight: 1944
Total airframe hrs:1686
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-S1C3-G
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Total:Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 22
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kobenhavn-Kastrup Airport (CPH) (   Denmark)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:København-Kastrup Airport (CPH/EKCH), Denmark
Destination airport:Stockholm-Bromma Airport (BMA/ESSB), Sweden
The C-47 climbed to about 150 feet after takeoff before crashing out of control.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failure to remove the elevator locking pins."

Locked rudders/ailerons/gustlock
Loss of control

» Dakota : DC-3/C47's onder Nederlandse vlag
» 26.01.1947 PH-TCR Douglas C-47A (by H. Dekker)


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Distance from København-Kastrup Airport to Stockholm-Bromma Airport as the crow flies is 518 km (324 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.
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