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Last updated: 29 March 2020
Status:Definitief
Datum:zondag 26 januari 1947
Tijd:15:35 GMT
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3C
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Registratie: PH-TCR
Constructienummer: 25479/14034
Bouwjaar: 1944
Aantal vlieguren:1686
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-S1C3-G
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 16 / inzittenden: 16
Totaal:slachtoffers: 22 / inzittenden: 22
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:København-Kastrup Airport (CPH) (   Denemarken)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:København-Kastrup Airport (CPH/EKCH), Denemarken
Vliegveld van aankomst:Stockholm-Bromma Airport (BMA/ESSB), Zweden
Beschrijving:
A Douglas DC-3C, PH-TCR, operated a KLM passenger service from Amsterdam, the Netherlands to Stockholm, Sweden with an en route stop at Copenhagen, Denmark. The first leg of the flight was uneventful.
The aircraft took off from Copenhagen and was seen to enter a steep climb, pitching up to 45°. The aircraft then stalled at a height of about 100 m and fell off to the left. It impacted the ground and burst into flames. All 22 occupants were killed.
Among the passengers were the Swedish Prince Gustaf Adolf and American singer and actress Grace Moore.

An investigation revealed that a 19-year old airport employee had been engaged in preparing the aircraft for departure. He had started his job on January 7 and did not have any prior experience. He had received incomplete instructions. He did remove the rudder lock, but failed to remove the elevator locking pins.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failure to remove the elevator locking pins."

Bronnen:
» Dakota : DC-3/C47's onder Nederlandse vlag
» 26.01.1947 PH-TCR Douglas C-47A (by H. Dekker)


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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 København-Kastrup Airport en Stockholm-Bromma Airport bedraagt 518 km (324 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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
  • 2459e ongeval
  • 752e dodelijk ongeval
  • 51e zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 176e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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 Denemarken
  • The zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 4e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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