Accident description
Last updated: 19 April 2014
Date:Sunday 20 November 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-25-DK
Operator:Aero Holland
Registration: PH-TFA
C/n / msn: 13462
First flight: 1944
Total airframe hrs:1697
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 30 / Occupants: 31
Total:Fatalities: 34 / Occupants: 35
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:31 km (19.4 mls) S of Oslo-Fornebu Airport (FBU) (   Norway) show on map
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Brussel-Zaventem Airport (BRU/EBBR), Belgium
Destination airport:Oslo-Fornebu Airport (FBU/ENFB), Norway
Crashed in a forest. The crew tried to fly VFR in IFR conditions.




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Distance from Brussel-Zaventem Airport to Oslo-Fornebu Airport as the crow flies is 1064 km (665 miles).

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