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Last updated: 14 May 2021
Status:Definitief
Datum:donderdag 3 juni 1954
Tijd:08:36 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-1-DK (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Sabena
Registratie: OO-CBY
Constructienummer: 11982
Bouwjaar: 1943
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:nabij Maribor (   Slovenië)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:München-Riem Airport (MUC/EDDM), Duitsland
Vliegveld van aankomst:Beograd-Dojno Polje Airport, Servië
Beschrijving:
The C-47 transport plane was operating on a cargo flight, carrying live animals from Blackbushe, U.K. to Belgrade in what was then known as Yugoslavia. Technical stops were planned at Brussels, Belgium and Munich, Germany.
The flight to Munich was uneventful and the aircraft departed Riem Airport at 07:03 hours GMT for the last leg of the flight. The aircraft passed Graz, Austria at 08:25 and then changed course to Zagreb. Some ten minutes later the crew noted a Soviet Air Force MiG-15 jet fighter circling their aircraft. The C-47 was then struck by at least four projectiles which exploded inside the aircraft. The radio operator was fatally injured.
The copilot took over control from the injured captain and performed evasive manoeuvres while trying to hide in clouds as much as possible. Trying to find an airfield, the crew finally located Graz-Thalerhof in Austria. Hydraulics had been lost so the undercarriage was extended manually. A flapless landing was carried out at Graz and it ran off the runway into rough ground.

Probable Cause:

The OO-CBY aircraft was attacked without previous warning while he was outside any forbidden territory.
The agressor plane is a mig belonging to the Soviet military aviation.

Bronnen:
» Hugo Luyckx (E-mail, 16-4-2009)
» Aeroteca's Belle
» Final accident report


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen München-Riem Airport en Beograd-Dojno Polje Airport bedraagt 756 km (473 miles).

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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