Accident
Last updated: 28 November 2014
Status:
Datum:Sonntag 27 Juli 1952
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-10-DK (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Tropic Airways
Kennzeichen: ZS-DFB
Werknummer: 12414
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 28
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 32
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:ca 160 km off Benghazi (   Mittelmeer)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Passagierflug
Flug von:Malta-Luqa Airport (MLA/LMML), Malta
Flug nach:Benghazi-Benina International Airport (BEN/HLLB), Libyen
Unfallbericht:
Ditched during a cross-Mediterranean flight from Malta to Benina. This was a leg on the Amsterdam-Johannesburg flight. All occupants were rescued by a US Navy SA-16 Albatross and transferred to Royal Navy ships.

Informationsquelle:
» The Windsor Daily Star - Jul 28, 1952
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 54)


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Distance from Malta-Luqa Airport to Benghazi-Benina International Airport as the crow flies is 674 km (421 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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