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Accident
Last updated: 6 February 2016
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Datum:Samstag 20 November 1948
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Mercury Aviation Services
Kennzeichen: ZS-BWX
Werknummer: 4254
Baujahr: 1942
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 9
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 14
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Paris-Orly Airport (ORY) (   Frankreich)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Passagierflug
Flug von:Nice Airport (NCE/LFMN), Frankreich
Flug nach:Paris-Le Bourget Airport (LBG/LFPB), Frankreich
Unfallbericht:
DC-3 ZS-BWX diverted from Paris-Le Bourget Airport to Orly Airport. On approach to Orly, the aircraft struck electric cables and crashed.

Informationsquelle:
» El Litoral 21 November 1948, p1


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Distance from Nice Airport to Paris-Le Bourget Airport as the crow flies is 690 km (431 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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