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Accident
Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Datum:Donnerstag 23 Juni 1949
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-749-79-33 Constellation
Fluggesellschaft:KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Kennzeichen: PH-TER
Werknummer: 2541
Baujahr: 1947
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 10 / Insassen: 10
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 23 / Insassen: 23
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 33 / Insassen: 33
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:1,5 km (0.9 Meilen) vom Land entfernt von Bari (   Italien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Ägypten
Flug nach:Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM), Niederlande
Unfallbericht:
The KLM Constellation named "Roermond" was on a flight from Batavia (Jakarta) back to Amsterdam. After an intermediate stop at Cairo the airplane departed for the final leg to Amsterdam. It was flying at an altitude of about 4500 metres along the Italian coast when it lost control. The tail section reportedly separated from the fuselage and the Constellation broke up in flight. The wreckage fell into the sea just off Bari.



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Distance from Cairo International Airport to Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport as the crow flies is 3266 km (2041 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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