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Last updated: 25 January 2021
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Datum:maandag 9 juli 1962
Tijd:21:42 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-4-1009
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Trans Mediterranean Airways - TMA
Registratie: OD-AEC
Constructienummer: 42918
Bouwjaar: 1946
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 6
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:2,2 km (1.4 mijl) NE van Brindisi-Papola Casale Airport (BDS) (   ItaliŽ)
Fase: InitiŽle klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Brindisi-Papola Casale Airport (BDS/LIBR), ItaliŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Libanon
Vluchtnummer: 104
Beschrijving:
Flight 104, a TMA DC-4 departed London at 12:02 GMT on the return trip to Beirut via Frankfurt and Brindisi.
The plane arrived at Brindisi at 20:30 GMT and took off from runway 05 at 21:41 GMT for Beirut. The plane, however, didn't gain enough height and started to descend again after reaching 60 m. The DC-4 banked slightly to the left and struck the sea 2250 m from the end of the runway, 4 degrees left of the extended runway centreline.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was probably caused by a loss of power on No.1 and 2 engines following takeoff, which resulted in a gradual loss of height. The probable slow psycho-physical reaction of the crew, due to fatigue, may have prevented perception of the danger and the timely execution of manoeuvres to prevent the accident, or minimize its consequences."

Bronnen:
» ICAO Accident Digest No.14 Volume II, Circular 71-AN/63 (97-99)


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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 Brindisi-Papola Casale Airport en Beirut International Airport bedraagt 1713 km (1071 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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