Accident description
Last updated: 25 July 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 3 June 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54A-5-DC (DC-4)
Operator:Union Aéromaritime de Transport
Registration: F-BFVT
C/n / msn: 10292
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Fort Lamy Airport (NDJ) (   Chad) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Douala Airport (DLA/FKKD), Cameroon
Destination airport:Fort Lamy Airport (NDJ/FTTJ), Chad
Narrative:
Overturned on landing at Fort Lamy (now Ndjamena) Airport. The pilot of the airplane was Arnaud Langer (Groupe Lorraine, DFC, Air Medal, etc).

Sources:
» Order of the Liberation Website - Arnaud Langer


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Distance from Douala Airport to Fort Lamy Airport as the crow flies is 1071 km (669 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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