Vliegtuigongeval op 19 JUN 1962 met Douglas DC-3D HB-IRB - Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:dinsdag 19 juni 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3D
Registratie: HB-IRB
Constructienummer: 42969
Bouwjaar: 1946
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 16
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 19
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH) (   Zwitserland)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Genève-Cointrin Airport (GVA/LSGG), Zwitserland
Vliegveld van aankomst:Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH/LSZH), Zwitserland
The aircraft operated on a round trip passenger flight between Zurich and Geneva, Switzerland. The return flight was performed by a student pilot. An instrument landing was carried out on runway 16 at Zurich-Kloten Airport. Due to a crosswind the aircraft threatened to break away to the left from the runway. The instructor took over control, but applied such intense engine correction that the aircraft broke away to the right. The DC-3 went over the right hand edge of the runway, then turned again to the left. The right main undercarriage became dislodged, and the aircraft sustained serious damage.
The occupants were unhurt.

The aircraft was sold to Norway, where it was repaired and registered as LN-LMK in September 1964. It was immediately sold on to Commercial Air Services (South Africa) as ZS-DXW.

Probable Cause:

Conclusions: "The commission arrived at the following unanimous conclusions the casualty is referable to the fact that the aircraft which was approximately fully loaded and had the centre of gravity behind the permissible limit, in the landing by a flying pupil, as a consequence of an intense lateral wind threatened to break away from the track, whereupon the instructor, taking over the control over corrected in the other direction."


photo of Douglas-DC-3D-LN-LMK
accident date: 19-06-1962
type: Douglas DC-3D
registration: LN-LMK

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 Genève-Cointrin Airport en Zürich-Kloten Airport bedraagt 229 km (143 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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