Narrative:Flew into the Serra de Sintra while approaching Lisbon in bad weather.
|Date:||Saturday 1 February 1947|
Douglas C-47A-30-DK (DC-3C)
|C/n / msn:|| 13806/25251|
|First flight:|| 1944|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 11|
|Total:||Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 16 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||21 km (13.1 mls) N of Lisboa-Portela de Sacavém Airport (LIS) (Portugal)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport (BOD/LFBD), France|
|Destination airport:||Lisboa-Portela de Sacavém Airport (LIS/LPPT), Portugal|
The airplane operated on a flight from Paris to Lisbon via Bordeaux.
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 45)
» Douglas DC-3 Production List (Issue no. 28)
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 Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport to Lisboa-Portela de Sacavém Airport as the crow flies is 961 km (601 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.