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Last updated: 20 October 2019
Datum:Montag 13 November 1950
Zeit:ca 18:00
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54B-1-DC (DC-4)
Fluggesellschaft:Curtiss Reid Flying Services
Kennzeichen: CF-EDN
Werknummer: 10518
Baujahr: 1945
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 51 / Insassen: 51
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 58 / Insassen: 58
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:48 km (30 Meilen) S of Grenoble (   Frankreich)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Roma-Ciampino Airport (CIA/LIRA), Italien
Flug nach:Paris-Orly Airport (ORY/LFPO), Frankreich
A Douglas C-54B passenger plane, operated by Curtiss Reid Flying Services, was destroyed when it struck the 6740 feet high Tête de l'Obiou mountain near Grenoble, France. All 51 passengers and seven crew members were killed.
The airplane operated on a charter flight from Rome, Italy to Montreal, Canada with an en route stop at Paris, France. It was about 50 miles off course when it struck the mountainside.


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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 Roma-Ciampino Airport to Paris-Orly Airport as the crow flies is 1102 km (689 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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