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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 28942
Last updated: 3 August 2019
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Date:24-DEC-1937
Time:17:39 LT
Type:Wibault 283.T12
Owner/operator:Air France
Registration: F-AMYD
C/n / msn: 11
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kašperské Hory, Plzeň Region (Plzeňský kraj), SW Bohemia -   Czech Republic
Phase: En route
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Wien (Vienna), Austria
Destination airport:Prague, Czechosolvakia
Narrative:
F-AMYD Wibault 283.T12 (MSN 11); first registered 17.5.34 (C of R 3758) to Cie Air France, Paris; named “Le Glorieux”.

Written off (destroyed) 24.12.37: Aircraft was operating a scheduled international passenger flight (aircraft routed Bucharest–Vienna–Prague–Paris). The three engine aircraft left Vienna at 15:55 LT bound for Prague. Approaching the Czech capital city, crew encountered poor weather conditions and was instructed by ATC to return to Vienna. Few minutes later, crew decided to start the descent but did not realise he was off course by 120 km. While descending in low visibility, at an altitude of some 700 meters, the aircraft hit tree tops and crashed in a snowy forest located on the north slope of Mt Hut'ska, Bohemia. A day later, SAR found the three dead bodies in 60 cm of snow. The aircraft christened 'Le Glorieux' was totally destroyed.

Crew:
Frantisck Lehky, pilot,
Pierre Astruc, radio navigator.
Passenger:
Karel Flanderka.

Probable cause: According to the authorities, the accident was caused by the following factors:
- Poor weather conditions,
- Low visibility,
- Failure of the direction finding equipment,
- Erroneous tracking calculation on part of the crew,
- Incomplete instructions transmitted by the ATC based in Prague.

Sources:

1. World Directory of Airliner Crashes/Terry Denham
2. http://www.kvilda.org/chatakvilda/fr.asp?tab=chatakvilda&id=22&burl=&pt=PR
3. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/f-aaaa.pdf
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_F-12.html
5. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-wibault-283t12-kasperske-hory-3-killed
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wibault_280#Accidents_and_incidents
7. http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac5/ROW%20Europe/F-AMYD.html
8. http://planecrashinfo.com/1937/1937-34.htm

Rudder of Wibault 283.T12 F-AMYD displayed on an exhibition at Kvilda Rudder of Wibault-Penhoët 283.T12 F-AMYD

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
28-Jan-2014 15:22 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Apr-2019 20:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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