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Accident description
Last updated: 29 November 2015
Date:Friday 14 March 1947
Time:ca 14:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Air France
Registration: F-BAXO
C/n / msn: 20488
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Total:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 23
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:ca 3,5 km N of Château-Bernard (   France)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Nice Airport (NCE/LFMN), France
Destination airport:Lyon-Bron Airport (LYN/LFLY), France
Crashed into Mont Moucherolle (elevation: 7493 ft / 2284 m) while on a domestic flight to Lyon and Paris.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 46)


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Distance from Nice Airport to Lyon-Bron Airport as the crow flies is 290 km (181 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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