Accident Douglas C-47A-85-DL (DC-3) F-BAXL, Friday 18 March 1955
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Date:Friday 18 March 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-85-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Air France
Registration: F-BAXL
MSN: 20047
Year of manufacture:1944
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Beauvais-Tillé Airport (BVA) -   France
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Beauvais-Tillé Airport (BVA/LFOB)
Destination airport:
Struck high tension wires immediately after takeoff from runway 31. Reportedly nine on board were killed.


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21 August 1950 F-BAXL Air France 0 Seno sub


  • 47th worst accident in 1955
  • 608th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 397th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


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