Accident description
Last updated: 23 December 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 24 July 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-455
Operator:Sabena
Registration: OO-CBA
C/n / msn: 6327
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Gao Airport (GAQ) (   Mali) show on map
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Gao Airport (GAQ/GAGO), Mali
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The DC-3 entered a sharp left turn following takeoff from runway 25. The aircraft crashed.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The failure of the right engine at takeoff (traces of fire). A rupture of the hydraulic circuit with oil projection in the cockpit would have increased maneuver difficulties by restricting visibility in the cockpit"

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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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