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Accident
Last updated: 20 August 2017
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Datum:woensdag 14 juni 1950
Tijd:ca 21:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-4-1009
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Air France
Registratie: F-BBDM
Constructienummer: 42990
Bouwjaar: 1946
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 8
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 37 / inzittenden: 45
Totaal:slachtoffers: 40 / inzittenden: 53
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:SE off Bahrain Airport (BAH) (   Bahrein)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Karachi International Airport (KHI/OPKC), Pakistan
Vliegveld van aankomst:Bahrain International Airport (BAH/OBBI), Bahrein
Beschrijving:
The Air France DC-4 was on a flight from Saigon to Paris when it took off from Karachi at 16:43 following an intermediate stop. The aircraft crashed into the sea just after commencing the procedure turn before landing at Bahrain.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "1) Failure of the pilot-in-command to adopt the timed approach procedure to the prevailing conditions; 2) Having descended to 300ft, the pilot-in-command did not take the necessary steps to maintain this altitude until such time as the runway lights became visible. It is recommended that consideration be given to equipping Bahrain Airport with radio landing aids and with suitable runway approach lights."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: BEA
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 177 days (6 months)
Accident number: CA.135
Download report: Final report

Bronnen:
» ICAO Circular 38-AN/33 (10-12)


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Karachi International Airport en Bahrain International Airport bedraagt 1653 km (1033 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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Douglas DC-4

  • 1242+ built
  • 125e ongeval
  • 62e dodelijk ongeval
  • 11e zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 29e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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 Bahrein
  • 2e zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 3e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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