CFIT Accident Douglas C-54B-15-DO (DC-4) NC44567, Thursday 6 February 1947
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Date:Thursday 6 February 1947
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-54B-15-DO (DC-4)
Owner/operator:Aerovías Cubanas Internacionales
Registration: NC44567
MSN: 18386
Year of manufacture:1944
Fatalities:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:near Pedro Bernado -   Spain
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Lisboa-Portela de Sacavém Airport (LIS/LPPT)
Destination airport:Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD/LEMD)
Narrative:
The C-54, named "Ruta de Colon", crashed into the Gredos mountain range.

Sources:

Piston Engine Airliner Production List / A.B. Eastwood, J. Roach, 1996
WAAS

Statistics

  • 57th worst accident in 1947
  • 91st worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 13th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

Location

Images:


photo (c) Reinaldo Ramirez-Rosell; Havana-Rancho Boyeros Airport (HAV/MUHA); June 1946

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