Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 28 November 1949
Time:16:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54A-15-DC (DC-4)
Operator:Air France
Registration: F-BELO
C/n / msn: 10391
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 33
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 38
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Saint-Just-Chaleyssin (   France) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Paris-Orly Airport (ORY/LFPO), France
Destination airport:Lyon-Bron Airport (LYN/LFLY), France
Narrative:
The Air France C-54 took off from Orly (ORY) at 14:55 on a flight to Tunis via Lyon-Bron (LYN).
The C-54 was on final approach to the mist-shrouded Bron Airport when it contacted a tree on a small rise. It crashed and slid in fairly open country and caught fire.


Classification:
Low visibility
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground

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Distance from Paris-Orly Airport to Lyon-Bron Airport as the crow flies is 383 km (240 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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