Hull-loss description
Last updated: 31 October 2014
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Date:Sunday 22 January 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-4-1009
Operator:Air France
Registration: F-BBDB
C/n / msn: 42912
First flight: 1946
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Paris-Orly Airport (ORY) (   France)
Phase: Standing (STD)
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Narrative:
The DC-4 was destroyed by fire during maintenance work in a hangar at Paris-Orly. During work on an engine, an electrical lamp fell in a recovery tub of oil and fuel. The glass of the lamp broke and ignited the mixture of fuel and oil. The flames reached the left wing before the firemen extinguished the fire.
Some parts and the tail of the plane went to the Centre d’Instruction de Vilgénis (CIV). The nose section was used to repair C-54 F-BBDD which had been damaged by a Languedoc plane at Paris-Le Bourget in 1952.


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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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