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Last updated: 27 October 2020
Fecha:sábado 19 diciembre 1953
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-240-12
Registración: OO-AWO
Numéro de série: 128
Ańo de Construcción: 1949
Horas Totales de la Célula:7576
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 40
Total:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 43
Dańos en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:2,5 km (1.6 milles) N of Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH) (   Suiza)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Brussel-Zaventem Airport (BRU/EBBR), Bélgica
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH/LSZH), Suiza
The Convair descended below the glidepath in dark and bad weather and crashed 2,5 km short of Runway 16.

Probable Cause:

CAUSE: 'Approach procedure badly carried out by pilot'.

» ICAO Circular 39-AN/34 (172)
» Journal de Genčve (Dec 21, 1953)


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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 Brussel-Zaventem Airport to Zürich-Kloten Airport as the crow flies is 479 km (300 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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