Accident
Last updated: 20 October 2014
Status:Definitief
Datum:woensdag 16 juni 1948
Tijd:16:00 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-4-1009
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Registratie: PH-TCF
Constructienummer: 42996
Bouwjaar: 1946
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 7
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 20
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 27
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport (AMS) (   Nederland) show on map
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Genève-Cointrin Airport (GVA/LSGG), Zwitserland
Vliegveld van aankomst:Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM), Nederland
Beschrijving:
The DC-4, operated by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, sustained severe structural damage in a landing accident at Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport (AMS), the Netherlands. The 20 passengers and seven crew members were not injured.
The DC-4, named "Friesland", was approaching Schiphol Airport runway 23 following a regular passenger flight from Geneva, Switzerland. At 500 m short of the runway the airspeed was 160 km/h. The undercarriage was down and flaps were selected at 3/4. The flight engineer told the captain that the speed was a bit low. The captain decided not to change the power setting and continued the approach. Overflying the perimeter road, the captain ordered full flaps and to close the throttles. The flight engineer assumed that they would undershot the runway. He retarded the throttles slowly and selected full flaps. The airplane then contacted trees and touched down on the edge of a ditch, 175 metres short of the runway. The DC-4 bounced and came down on the runway.
The aircraft sustained severe structural damage and was considered damaged beyond repair.


CONCLUSION: "The accident was caused by a piloting fault of the captain, who came in unnecessary low and too slow."

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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Genève-Cointrin Airport en Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport bedraagt 677 km (423 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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