Accident Douglas C-47A-DL (DC-3) OK-XDU, Thursday 13 February 1947
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Date:Thursday 13 February 1947
Time:13:43
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:CSA Ceskoslovenské Aerolinie
Registration: OK-XDU
MSN: 13802
Year of manufacture:1943
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:near Kladno -   Czech Republic
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Praha-Ruzyne International Airport (PRG/LKPR)
Destination airport:Cakovice
Narrative:
The Douglas C-47A was acquired by CSA from U.S. military surplus. It was delivered to Prague-Ruzyne Airport on September 17, 1946. It was overhauled and painted at Ruzyne Airport and was subsequently to be flown over to the Avia factory at Cakovice to install cabin upholstery and seats.
Immediately after takeoff for this ferry flight, the aircraft crashed. It appeared the elevator control cables were reversed during overhaul. This led to a crew strike until 18 Feb. 1947.

Sources:

Memorial
Air Britain Casualty compendium pt. 67
Air Britain Casualty compendium pt. 48

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