Narrative:Struck trees while on final approach to Le Bourget Airport.
|Date:||Tuesday 6 January 1948|
|C/n / msn:|| 42972|
|First flight:|| 1946|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11|
|Total:||Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||near Gonesse ( France)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Brussel-Zaventem Airport (BRU/EBBR), Belgium|
|Destination airport:||Paris-Le Bourget Airport (LBG/LFPB), France|
Pilot error and bad weather were contributing factors in the accident.
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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 Brussel-Zaventem Airport to Paris-Le Bourget Airport as the crow flies is 258 km (161 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.