Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 8 January 1949
Time:20:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-1-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Air Algérie
Registration: F-BCYO
C/n / msn: 12101
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Lyon-Bron Airport (LYN) (   France) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Algiers-Maison Blanche Airport (ALG/DAAG), Algeria
Destination airport:Lyon-Bron Airport (LYN/LFLY), France
Narrative:
The right hand main gear collapsed on landing at Lyon (LYN). The right wing struck the ground and the forward fuselage section separated during the accident.

Sources:
» Drames aeriens dans le departement du Rhone


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Distance from Algiers-Maison Blanche Airport to Lyon-Bron Airport as the crow flies is 1008 km (630 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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