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Last updated: 19 January 2022
Datum:Freitag 8 Dezember 1950
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54A-DO (DC-4)
Fluggesellschaft:Transports Aériens Intercontinentaux - TAI
Kennzeichen: F-BELB
Werknummer: 3084
Baujahr: 1943
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 43 / Insassen: 50
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 46 / Insassen: 56
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:16 km (10 Meilen) S of Bangui Airport (BGF) (   Zentralafrika)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Bangui Airport (BGF/FEFF), Zentralafrika
Flug nach:Dar es Salaam International Airport (DAR/HTDA), Tansania
The aircraft flew into high ground, some 4 minutes after takeoff from Bangui.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Ignorance by the crew of the topography of the surrounding area; the adoption of an excessively low rate of climb following a takeoff at night in a little known region; and premature change of heading."

» Journal Officiel de la République Française 27-12-1950


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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 Bangui Airport to Dar es Salaam International Airport as the crow flies is 2603 km (1627 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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