Vliegtuigongeval op 20 NOV 1949 met Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3) PH-TFA - Oslo-Fornebu Airport (FBU)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:zondag 20 november 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Aero Holland
Registratie: PH-TFA
Constructienummer: 13462
Bouwjaar: 1944
Aantal vlieguren:1697
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 30 / inzittenden: 31
Totaal:slachtoffers: 34 / inzittenden: 35
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:31,5 km (19.7 mijl) S of Oslo-Fornebu Airport (FBU) (   Noorwegen)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Brussel-Zaventem Airport (BRU/EBBR), België
Vliegveld van aankomst:Oslo-Fornebu Airport (FBU/ENFB), Noorwegen
A Douglas C-47A (DC-3), operated by Aero Holland, was destroyed in an accident near Oslo, Norway. All but one of the 35 occupants were killed in the accident.
The airplane was chartered to fly kids from Tunisia to Norway for a holiday. The flight departed Tunis Airport at 01:21 UTC and landed at Brussels, Belgium for refuelling at 09:45 UTC. At 12:50 the DC-3 departed Brussels on an IFR flight to Oslo, Norway with a planned en route altitude of 11.000 feet.
En route over the Netherlands, the crew requested a clearance for 3000 feet and to continue VFR. The controller at Amsterdam agreed and the IFR flight plan was cancelled.
Radio contact with Oslo was established at 15:40 UTC. Altitude at that time was 2000 feet. The conditions at Oslo-Fornebu Airport were fine with a visibility of 12-15 km. Cloud base was 380 m (1250 feet). At 16:50 UTC the crew requested a QDM bearing, which was transmitted to the crew three minutes later. When the runway lights were switched on the radio operator had to switch to battery power, causing a radio outage the lasted several seconds.
The flight could no longer be contacted and was reported overdue.
The wreckage was found on November 22. One boy had survived the accident.

Probable Cause:

The Dutch aviation board concluded that the crew had attempted to descend below the cloud base during their approach to Fornebu. Safety altitude was 900 m (2950 feet) in the area, but the cloud base (8/8) was at 750 m (2460 feet). At 400 m (1310 feet) there were still some clouds (2-3/8). The flight descended to over high ground until it struck a wooded slope and crashed.

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photo of Douglas-C-47A-25-DK-PH-TFA
accident date: 20-11-1949
type: Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
registration: PH-TFA
photo of Douglas-C-47A-25-DK-PH-TFA
accident date: 20-11-1949
type: Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
registration: PH-TFA
photo of Douglas-C-47A-25-DK-PH-TFA
accident date: 20-11-1949
type: Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
registration: PH-TFA

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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 Brussel-Zaventem Airport en Oslo-Fornebu Airport bedraagt 1064 km (665 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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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