Accident description
Last updated: 1 November 2014
Status:Final
Date:Monday 6 May 1974
Time:22:21
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6A
Operator:Fragtflug
Registration: TF-OAE
C/n / msn: 44069/396
First flight: 1953
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:4 km (2.5 mls) E of Nürnberg (   Germany)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport (NCE/LFMN), France
Destination airport:Nürnberg Airport (NUE/EDDN), Germany
Narrative:
The cargo aircraft struck trees and crashed inverted while on an ILS runway 28 approach, probably due to airframe icing. The captain was found to have blood alcohol concentration of 121-250mg per 100ml blood.

Sources:
» FUS Bericht AX003-0/74


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Distance from Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport to Nürnberg Airport as the crow flies is 708 km (442 miles).

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