Accident description
Last updated: 18 December 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 13 February 1947
Time:ca 13:43
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-DL (DC-3)
Operator:CSA Ceskoslovenské Aerolinie
Registration: OK-XDU
C/n / msn: 13802
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Kladno (   Czech Republic)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Praha-Ruzyne International Airport (PRG/LKPR), Czech Republic
Destination airport:Cakovice, Czech Republic
Narrative:
Crashed shortly after takeoff. Inefficient maintenance on the plane was blamed. This led to a crew strike until 18 Feb. 1947.

Sources:
» Air Britain Casualty compendium pt. 67
» Air Britain Casualty compendium pt. 48


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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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