Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 22 November 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 29 April 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54A-DO (DC-4)
Operator:Air France
Registration: F-BELI
C/n / msn: 3098
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:near Berlin (   Germany)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF), Germany
Destination airport:Berlin-Tegel Airport (TXL/EDDT), Germany
Narrative:
Two Russian MiG-15s opened fire, causing substantial damage to the DC-4 and wounding three passengers. The aircraft was hit by 89 shots. Engines no. 3 and 4 were shut down and the pilot carried out a safe emergency landing at Berlin-Tempelhof. Russian authorities claimed that the DC-4 had strayed off the international air corridor.

Classification:
Shot down by aircraft
Forced landing on runway

Sources:
» DDR-Luftwaffe.de


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Distance from Frankfurt International Airport to Berlin-Tegel Airport as the crow flies is 431 km (269 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.
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