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Accident
Last updated: 14 December 2017
Statuts:
Date:samedi 17 juin 1961
Heure:22:23 UTC
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54B-1-DC (DC-4)
Compagnie:Continentale Deutsche Luftreederei
Immatriculation: D-ABEB
Numéro de série: 10530
Année de Fabrication: 1945
Heures de vol:32850
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 5
Passagers:victimes: 1 / à bord: 2
Total:victimes: 1 / à bord: 7
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:4 km (2.5 milles) WSW of Kano International Airport (KAN) (   Nigéria)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Charter International
Aéroport de départ:Tripoli International Airport (TIP/HLLT), Libye
Aéroport de destination:Kano International Airport (KAN/DNKN), Nigéria
Détails:
The C-54 plane was chartered to fly from Hamburg to Leopoldville with intermediate stops at Luxembourg (where the 2 passengers boarded the plane and some cargo was taken on), Tripoli, and Kano. During a night time approach to Kano runway 07 the plane crashed 2nm short of the threshold and caught fire.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was the result of an error of judgement on the part of the captain, who, after sighting the runway lights, concentrated on keeping them in sight and failed to make adequate reference to his flight instruments. As a result, he allowed the aircraft to descend below the obstacle clearance limit of 360ft. In the darkness with no ground reference, the distant runway lights gave him insufficient guidance as to his height and angle of approach, and he was unaware that the aircraft had descended to ground level. The fatigue of the captain and the failure to illuminate the aircraft's landing lights were contributing factors."



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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Tripoli International Airport et Kano International Airport est de 2325 km (1453 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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