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Last updated: 2 August 2021
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Date:Tuesday 12 January 1954
Time:13:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-1-DK (DC-3)
Operator:CSA Ceskoslovenské Aerolinie
Registration: OK-WDS
MSN: 11854
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:ca 0,5 km S of Praha-Ruzyne International Airport (PRG) (   Czech Republic)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Praha-Ruzyne International Airport (PRG/LKPR), Czech Republic
Destination airport:Ostrava-Hrabuvka Airport, Czech Republic
Narrative:
The DC-3 airplane barely climbed after takeoff from Prague Airport (PRG) runway 22. It struck a chimney at Hostivice, contacted powerlines and crashed.

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» DC-3 "Dakota" OK-WDS


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Douglas DC-3

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