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Accident
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Estado:Final
Fecha:lunes 3 agosto 1953
Hora:02:28
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-749A Constellation
Operador:Air France
Registración: F-BAZS
Numéro de série: 2628
Año de Construcción: 1950
Horas Totales de la Célula:10058
Motores: 4 Wright R-3350 (749C18BD1) Cyclone
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 8
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 34
Total:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 42
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:10 km (6.3 milles) de la costa de Fethiye (   Turquía)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Roma-Ciampino Airport (CIA/LIRA), Italia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Líbano
Número de Vuelo:AF152
Descripción:
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:

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."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: BEA
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 225 days (8 months)
Accident number: Report f-zs530803
Download report: Final report

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


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Distance from Roma-Ciampino Airport to Beirut International Airport as the crow flies is 2174 km (1359 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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