Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 18 March 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-85-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Air France
Registration: F-BAXL
C/n / msn: 20047
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Beauvais-Tillé Airport (BVA) (   France)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Beauvais-Tillé Airport (BVA/LFOB), France
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Struck high tension wires immediately after takeoff from runway 31. Reportedly nine on board were killed.

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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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