Accident
Last updated: 1 November 2014
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Montag 3 August 1953
Zeit:02:28
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-749A Constellation
Fluggesellschaft:Air France
Kennzeichen: F-BAZS
Werknummer: 2628
Baujahr: 1950
Betriebsstunden:10058
Triebwerk: 4 Wright R-3350 (749C18BD1) Cyclone
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 8
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 34
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 42
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:10 km (6.3 Meilen) vom Land entfernt von Fethiye (   Türkei) show on map
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Roma-Ciampino Airport (CIA/LIRA), Italien
Flug nach:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Libanon
Flugnummer: 152
Unfallbericht:
The Constellation operated on a flight Paris-Rome-Beirut-Tehran. The flight departed Rome at 22:32 GMT bound for Beirut. At 02:10 the no. 3 engine broke away from the wing following violent vibration. Vibrations continued and altitude was lost. A forced ditching was carried out 6 miles from Fetiye point, 1,5 miles offshore.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failure in flight of a propeller blade resulting in the separation of no.3 engine from the aircraft and loss of control of no.4 engine. The cause of the blade fracture cannot be determined."

Informationsquelle:
» ICAO Accident Digest Circular 39-AN/34 (97-99)

Official accident investigation report
investigating agency: Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses (BEA) - France
report status: Final
report number: Report f-zs530803
report released:16-MAR-1954
duration of investigation:225 days (7.5 months)
download report: Rapport d'enquête sur l'accident survenu à Fethiye (Turquie), le 3 août 1953, à l'avion Lockheed 749 A F-BAZS de la Compagnie nationale Air France (BEA Report f-zs530803)
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Distance from Roma-Ciampino Airport to Beirut International Airport as the crow flies is 2174 km (1359 miles).

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