Accident description
Last updated: 21 November 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 18 December 1949
Time:ca 20:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-60-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Sabena
Registration: OO-AUQ
C/n / msn: 10241
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Aulnay-sous-Bois (   France)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Paris-Le Bourget Airport (LBG/LFPB), France
Destination airport:Brussel-Nationaal Airport (BRU/EBBR), Belgium
Narrative:
The DC-3 crashed just after takeoff following a wing failure.

Classification:
Wing failure
Loss of control

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Distance from Paris-Le Bourget Airport to Brussel-Nationaal Airport as the crow flies is 258 km (161 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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