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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:
Date:Friday 6 February 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Operator:Koninklijke Luchtmacht - Klu (Royal Netherl. Air Force)
Registration: X-1
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Valkenburg Air Base (LID) (   Netherlands)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Valkenburg Air Base (LID/EHVB), Netherlands
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Douglas C-47 transport plane sustained substantial damage when it crash-landed gear-up shortly after takeoff from Valkenburg Air Base, the Netherlands.
Both propellers separated from the engines with the no. 1 prop penetrating the left hand flight deck.
The airplane probably stalled a result of icing on the wings.

Classification:
Icing
Loss of control

Sources:
» defensie.nl


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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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