Narrative:The Air France C-54 took off from Orly (ORY) at 14:55 on a flight to Tunis via Lyon-Bron (LYN).
|Date:||Monday 28 November 1949|
Douglas C-54A-15-DC (DC-4)
|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)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Paris-Orly Airport (ORY/LFPO), France|
|Destination airport:||Lyon-Bron Airport (LYN/LFLY), France|
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.
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
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 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.