Accident description
Last updated: 27 November 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 2 April 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-5-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Fred Olsen Flyveselskap
Registration: LN-NAE
C/n / msn: 12372
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 23
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) N of Mimizan (   France)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD/LEMD), Spain
Destination airport:Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport (BOD/LFBD), France
Narrative:
The DC-3 crashed on a beach following an engine failure.

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Distance from Madrid-Barajas Airport to Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport as the crow flies is 532 km (332 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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