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Last updated: 24 March 2019
Date:Monday 8 February 1965
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-7C
Operator:Scandinavian Airlines System - SAS
Registration: SE-CCC
C/n / msn: 45325/826
First flight: 1957
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 84
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 91
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Tenerife-Norte Los Rodeos Airport (TFN) (   Spain)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tenerife-Norte Los Rodeos Airport (TFN/GCXO), Spain
Destination airport:København-Kastrup Airport (CPH/EKCH), Denmark
The DC-7 sank down on the runway during takeoff. The aircraft caught fire.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The premature retraction of the landing gear before the aircraft was airborne."


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Distance from Tenerife-Norte Los Rodeos Airport to København-Kastrup Airport as the crow flies is 3772 km (2357 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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