Accident Douglas C-47A-30-DK (DC-3C) F-BAXQ, Saturday 1 February 1947
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Date:Saturday 1 February 1947
Time:19:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-30-DK (DC-3C)
Owner/operator:Air France
Registration: F-BAXQ
MSN: 25251/13806
Year of manufacture:1944
Fatalities:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 16
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:21 km W of Lisboa-Portela de Sacavém Airport (LIS) -   Portugal
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport (BOD/LFBD)
Destination airport:Lisboa-Portela de Sacavém Airport (LIS/LPPT)
Narrative:
Flew into the Serra de Sintra while approaching Lisbon in bad weather.
The airplane operated on a flight from Paris to Lisbon via Bordeaux.

Sources:

Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 45)
Douglas DC-3 Production List (Issue no. 28)

Statistics

  • 39th worst accident in 1947
  • 395th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 150th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

Location

Images:


photo (c) LEONARD Eugène; near Lisbon; February 1947

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