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Last updated: 27 May 2016
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Datum:Samstag 19 Dezember 1953
Zeit:18:55
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-240-12
Fluggesellschaft:Sabena
Kennzeichen: OO-AWO
Werknummer: 128
Baujahr: 1949
Betriebsstunden:7576
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 40
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 43
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:2,5 km (1.6 Meilen) N of Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH) (   Schweiz)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Brussel-Zaventem Airport (BRU/EBBR), Belgien
Flug nach:Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH/LSZH), Schweiz
Unfallbericht:
The Convair descended below the glidepath in dark and bad weather and crashed 2,5 km short of Runway 16.

CAUSE: 'Approach procedure badly carried out by pilot'.

Informationsquelle:
» ICAO Circular 39-AN/34 (172)
» Journal de Genève (Dec 21, 1953)


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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.
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