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Last updated: 14 November 2018
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Date:Sunday 6 August 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Malev Hungarian Airlines
Registration: HA-TSA
C/n / msn: 20492
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 23
Total:Fatalities: 27 / Occupants: 27
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Budapest (   Hungary)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Budapest-Ferihegy Airport (BUD/LHBP), Hungary
Destination airport:Budapest-Ferihegy Airport (BUD/LHBP), Hungary
Narrative:
The DC-3 was on a summer sightseeing flight when it crashed between two blocks of houses in a residential area.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "An official Hungarian commission said that the accident was caused by carelessness on the part of the crew. The commission said the pilots had two friends in the cabin during the whole flight and the pilots had performed various forbidden manoeuvres and in one sharp turn, lost control of the aircraft."



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Douglas DC-3

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  • 3515th loss
  • 1306th fatal accident
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