ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-54A-15-DC (DC-4) F-BELO Saint-Just-Chaleyssin
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Date:Monday 28 November 1949
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
MSN: 10391
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 33
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 38
Aircraft 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 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.


Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground


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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).
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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