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Last updated: 3 June 2020
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Datum:Donnerstag 23 Juni 1949
Zeit:10:55
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-749-79-33 Constellation
Fluggesellschaft:KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Kennzeichen: PH-TER
Werknummer: 2541
Baujahr: 1947
Triebwerk: 4 Wright R-3350 (749C18BD1) Cyclone
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 11 / Insassen: 11
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 22 / Insassen: 22
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 33 / Insassen: 33
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:1,5 km (0.9 Meilen) vom Land entfernt von Bari (   Italien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Ägypten
Flug nach:Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM), Niederlande
Unfallbericht:
The KLM Constellation, named "Roermond", operated on a round trip from Amsterdam, the Netherlands to Batavia (now Jakarta, Indonesia) and back. The aircraft operated the final leg of the return flight when it took off from Cairo, Egypt, at 05:08 hours.
It crossed the Mediterranean Sea and proceeded along the Adriatic shoreline of Italy.
According to eyewitnesses the tail section separated from the fuselage and the Constellation broke up in flight. The wreckage fell into the sea just off Bari.

Informationsquelle:
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photo of Lockheed-L-749-79-33-Constellation-PH-TER
accident date: 23-06-1949
type: Lockheed L-749-79-33 Constellation
registration: PH-TER
 

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 Cairo International Airport to Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport as the crow flies is 3266 km (2041 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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