Narrative:KLM Douglas DC-6 "Koningin Juliana" was on a return flight from Johannesburg to Amsterdam when it approached Frankfurt. The crew of PH-TPJ contacted Frankfurt ATC at 10:38 and reported overhead the 'Staden' beacon at 4000 feet. At 10:45 the flight reported approaching the 'Offenbach' beacon and descending to 750m. Nothing more was heard from the flight. About five minutes later the aircraft crashed and burned in a forest.
|Date:||22 MAR 1952|
|Operator:||KLM Royal Dutch Airlines|
|C/n / msn:|| 43114/102|
|First flight:|| 1948|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 10|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 36 / Occupants: 37|
|Total:||Fatalities: 45 / Occupants: 47 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||ca 7 km NE of Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) (Germany)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Roma-Ciampino Airport (CIA/LIRA), Italy|
|Destination airport:||Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF), Germany|
» Volkskrant 24.03.1952
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display the exact flight path.
Distance from Roma-Ciampino Airport to Frankfurt International Airport as the crow flies is 960 km (600 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.