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Last updated: 21 May 2019
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Date:Saturday 20 November 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Mercury Aviation Services
Registration: ZS-BWX
C/n / msn: 4254
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Paris-Orly Airport (ORY) (   France)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Nice Airport (NCE/LFMN), France
Destination airport:Paris-Le Bourget Airport (LBG/LFPB), France
Narrative:
DC-3 ZS-BWX diverted from Paris-Le Bourget Airport to Orly Airport. On approach to Orly, the aircraft struck electric cables and crashed.

Sources:
» El Litoral 21 November 1948, p1


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Distance from Nice Airport to Paris-Le Bourget Airport as the crow flies is 690 km (431 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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