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Datum:Samstag 22 März 1952
Zeit:10:50
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6
Fluggesellschaft:KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Kennzeichen: PH-TPJ
Werknummer: 43114/102
Baujahr: 1948
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 10
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 36 / Insassen: 37
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 45 / Insassen: 47
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:ca 7 km NE of Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) (   Deutschland)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Roma-Ciampino Airport (CIA/LIRA), Italien
Flug nach:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF), Deutschland
Unfallbericht:
KLM Douglas DC-6 "Koningin Juliana" was on a return flight from Johannesburg to Amsterdam when it approached Frankfurt. The crew of PH-TPJ contacted Frankfurt ATC at 10:38 and reported overhead the 'Staden' beacon at 4000 feet. At 10:45 the flight reported approaching the 'Offenbach' beacon and descending to 750 m. Nothing more was heard from the flight. About five minutes later the aircraft crashed and burned in a forest.

Informationsquelle:
» Volkskrant 24.03.1952


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Distance from Roma-Ciampino Airport to Frankfurt International Airport as the crow flies is 960 km (600 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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