Accident Douglas DC-3D F-BAXC, Tuesday 6 January 1948
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Date:Tuesday 6 January 1948
Time:19:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas DC-3D
Owner/operator:Air France
Registration: F-BAXC
MSN: 42972
Year of manufacture:1946
Fatalities:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:near Gonesse -   France
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Brussel-Zaventem Airport (BRU/EBBR)
Destination airport:Paris-Le Bourget Airport (LBG/LFPB)
Narrative:
Struck trees while on final approach to Le Bourget Airport.
Pilot error and bad weather were contributing factors in the accident.

Sources:

Aviation Disasters / D. Gero

Statistics

  • 41st worst accident in 1948
  • 366th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 154th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

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