Narrative:The Convair descended below the glidepath in dark and bad weather and crashed 2,5 km short of Runway 16.
|Date:||Saturday 19 December 1953|
|C/n / msn:|| 128|
|First flight:|| 1949|
|Total airframe hrs:||7576|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 40|
|Total:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 43 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||2,5 km (1.6 mls) N of Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH) ( Switzerland)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Brussel-Zaventem Airport (BRU/EBBR), Belgium|
|Destination airport:||Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH/LSZH), Switzerland|
Probable Cause:CAUSE: 'Approach procedure badly carried out by pilot'.
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground
» ICAO Circular 39-AN/34 (172)
» Journal de Genève (Dec 21, 1953)
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Brussel-Zaventem Airport to Zürich-Kloten Airport as the crow flies is 479 km (300 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.