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Last updated: 24 April 2019
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Date:Saturday 9 November 1946
Time:17:36
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3)
Operator:CSA Ceskoslovenské Aerolinie
Registration: OK-XDG
C/n / msn: 19535
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 18
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Dobrovíze (   Czech Republic)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM), Netherlands
Destination airport:Praha-Ruzyne International Airport (PRG/LKPR), Czech Republic
Narrative:
The CSA flight departed Amsterdam at 12:05 for a flight to Prague. At 15:36 the aircraft arrived over the Ruzyne beacon and entered a holding pattern at 1700 m altitude. At 16:25 the crew started a descent for the airport. Due to bad weather conditions four missed approaches were carried out. After the fourth approach a Pan Am Lockheed Constellation tried to land, but failed as well and continued to Brussels. In the meantime the C-47 had run out of fuel and force landed in a field. Captain Irving and the flight engineer were injured.

Sources:
» Martin Svec


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Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport to Praha-Ruzyne International Airport as the crow flies is 700 km (437 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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