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Last updated: 15 April 2021
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Datum:donderdag 14 november 1946
Tijd:ca 18:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Registratie: PH-TBW
Constructienummer: 20122
Bouwjaar: 1944
Aantal vlieguren:2019
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 21 / inzittenden: 21
Totaal:slachtoffers: 26 / inzittenden: 26
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport (AMS) (   Nederland)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:London-Croydon Airport (-/-), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM), Nederland
Beschrijving:
A Douglas C-47A, operating a passenger service from London-Croydon Airport, crashed while on final approach to Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport, killing all 26 on board.
Visibility at Schiphol Airport was limited due to fog. The captain circled the airport three times without acquiring visual contact with the ground. He likely then observed the runway and airport lights. Not being lined up with runway 23, the pilot made a steep left-hand turn. The aircraft then struck the ground in a 65° pitch and 45° left hand bank attitude.

Flight testing of the DC-3 aircraft had shown it was vulnerable during low speed steep turns, as the aircraft could enter an asymmetrical stall.

Probable Cause:

It was a.o. concluded that the captain was not sufficiently familiar with the specific flight characteristics of the DC-3 during low speed turns. Also, the captain was to sufficiently proficient in carrying out approaches and landings in the given weather circumstances.

Bronnen:
» Dakota : DC-3/C47's onder Nederlandse vlag
» The Civil Aircraft Registers of the Netherlands / H. Dekker


Foto's

photo of Douglas-C-47A-PH-TBW
accident date: 14-11-1946
type: Douglas C-47A (DC-3)
registration: PH-TBW
photo of Douglas-C-47A-PH-TBW
accident date: 14-11-1946
type: Douglas C-47A (DC-3)
registration: PH-TBW
 

Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen London-Croydon Airport en Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport bedraagt 349 km (218 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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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 2419e ongeval
  • 735e dodelijk ongeval
  • 16e zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 90e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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 Nederland
  • The zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 4e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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