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Last updated: 22 September 2019
Estado:
Fecha:sábado 27 agosto 1949
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-5-DK (DC-3)
Operador:Sabena
Registración: OO-CBK
Numéro de série: 26045/14600
Año de Construcción: 1944
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 17
Total:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 20
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Léopoldville (   República Democrática del Congo)
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Léopoldville-N'Djili Airport (FIH/FZAA), República Democrática del Congo
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Elizabethville Airport (FBM/FZQA), República Democrática del Congo
Descripción:
The DC-3 did not achieve the desired climbing rate after takeoff and crashed when making a flat turn to the right at low altitude.
The plane was on a flight from Léopoldville (now Kinshasa) to Elizabethville (now Lubumbashi).

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Power loss on takeoff due to 1) Water in the fuel tanks; 2) Abnormal deposit of lead on the spark plugs."

Fuentes:
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 50)


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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 Léopoldville-N'Djili Airport to Elizabethville Airport as the crow flies is 1546 km (966 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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