Narrative:The DC-3 was on a nighttime approach to Lyon when it struck telephone cables, lost control and crashed. The airplane operated on the night time mail route from Nice (NCE) to Paris with intermediate stops at Lyon-Bron Airport (LYN) and Marseille-Marignane Airport (MRS).
|Date:||Saturday 28 January 1956|
|C/n / msn:|| 4509|
|First flight:|| 1942|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||2 km (1.3 mls) S of Lyon-Bron Airport (LYN) (France)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Departure airport:||Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport (NCE/LFMN), France|
|Destination airport:||Lyon-Bron Airport (LYN/LFLY), France|
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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 Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport to Lyon-Bron Airport as the crow flies is 290 km (181 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.