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Accident description
Last updated: 13 December 2017
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Date:Tuesday 24 January 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-50-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Société Transatlantique Aérienne - STA
Registration: F-BFGD
C/n / msn: 10046
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:48 km (30 mls) W of Tamatave (   Madagascar)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Antananarivo-Arivonimamo Airport (TNR/FMMA), Madagascar
Destination airport:Tamatave Airport (TMM/FMMT), Madagascar
Narrative:
Crashed into a 4600 feet high mountain.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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Distance from Antananarivo-Arivonimamo Airport to Tamatave Airport as the crow flies is 254 km (159 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.
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