Narrative:Crashed into Mont Moucherolle (elevation: 7493 ft / 2284 m) while on a domestic flight to Lyon and Paris.
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain
|Date:||Friday 14 March 1947|
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
|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|
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 46)
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 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.