Accident Douglas C-54A-DO (DC-4) F-BELB, Friday 8 December 1950
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Date:Friday 8 December 1950
Time:19:37
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-54A-DO (DC-4)
Owner/operator:Transports Aériens Intercontinentaux - TAI
Registration: F-BELB
MSN: 3084
Year of manufacture:1943
Fatalities:Fatalities: 46 / Occupants: 56
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:16 km S of Bangui Airport (BGF) -   Central African Republic
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Bangui Airport (BGF/FEFF)
Destination airport:Dar es Salaam International Airport (DAR/HTDA)
Narrative:
The aircraft flew into high ground, some 4 minutes after takeoff from Bangui.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Ignorance by the crew of the topography of the surrounding area; the adoption of an excessively low rate of climb following a takeoff at night in a little known region; and premature change of heading."

Sources:

Journal Officiel de la République Française 27-12-1950

Statistics

  • 7th worst accident in 1950
  • 20th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 7th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

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