Accident description
Last updated: 29 July 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 5 May 1978
Time:06:59
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6A
Operator:Surinam Airways
Registration: N3493F
C/n / msn: 44630/567
First flight: 1955
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Paramaribo-Zanderij International Airport (PBM) (   Suriname) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Curaçao-Hato International Airport (CUR/TNCC), Netherlands Antilles
Destination airport:Paramaribo-Zanderij International Airport (PBM/SMJP), Suriname
Narrative:
The DC-6 approached Paramaribo runway 10 in poor weather (200m visibility, decreasing) and struck trees 1800m short of the runway and 100 feet left of the extended centreline.

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Curaçao-Hato International Airport to Paramaribo-Zanderij International Airport as the crow flies is 1678 km (1049 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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