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Last updated: 9 December 2018
Status:Definitief
Datum:donderdag 1 juli 1948
Tijd:12:20
Type:Fiat G.212PW
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Avio Linee Italiane - ALI
Registratie: I-ELSA
Constructienummer: 04
Bouwjaar: 1948
Aantal vlieguren:19
Motoren: 3 Pratt & Whitney R-1830
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 7
Totaal:slachtoffers: 8 / inzittenden: 12
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Keerbergen Airfield (   BelgiŽ)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Milano-Linate Airport (LIN/LIML), ItaliŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Brussel-Zaventem Airport (BRU/EBBR), BelgiŽ
Beschrijving:
The Fiat G.212PW operated on a passenger flight from Milan Airport, Italy to Brussel Airport, Belgium.
The flight contacted the regional control centre at Beauvais, Belgium at 11:50 hours. Visibility was poor with a cloud base at approx. 100 m. In these conditions the flight crew were not able to find the airport. The crew apparently did locate the private airfield of Keerbergen. The aircraft circled the airfield and until it crashed in a forest. A fire erupted.

Probable Cause:

CONCLUSIONS (translated from French):
Adverse weather conditions and failures in the operation of radiocommunication and radionavigation equipment have led the captain to decide an emergency landing on a makeshift airfield.
To land at the beginning of the runway and not losing sight, the pilot flew a steep turn by tilting the left wing of the plane so that the roll angle put the aircraft at stall speed at low altitude.

Bronnen:
» 1945-1960 I trasporti aerei in Italia dalla guerra all'era del getto / Paolo Gianvanni
» Leonardo Ferrero
» Rampen in BelgiŽ / Hans Van Riemsdijk, Christian Deglas
» Rapport d'accident survenu a l'avion Fiat G 212 P.W. avec immatriculation I-ELSA le 01/07/1948 a Keerbergen


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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 Milano-Linate Airport en Brussel-Zaventem Airport bedraagt 698 km (436 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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