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Last updated: 20 March 2019
Date:Sunday 31 July 1960
Time:10:56 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-240-4
Operator:Deutsche Flugdienst
Registration: D-BELU
C/n / msn: 78
First flight: 1948
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 30
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 34
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1 km (0.6 mls) NW of Rimini Airport (RMI) (   Italy)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF), Germany
Destination airport:Rimini Airport (RMI/LIPR), Italy
While descending through 5000 feet, the no. 1 engine developed some trouble and was set to minimum power. At 1500 feet the other engine developed trouble as well. With the no. 1 prop feathered and a malfunctioning no. 2 engine, an emergency landing was made 1000 m short of runway 13.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The failure of the aircraft's left engine followed by the malfunction of the right engine."

» La Stampa 2 August 1960, p10


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Distance from Frankfurt International Airport to Rimini Airport as the crow flies is 730 km (456 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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