Crash-aerien 09 DEC 1936 d'un Douglas DC-2-115E PH-AKL - London-Croydon Airport
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Date:mercredi 9 dcembre 1936
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-2-115E
Compagnie:KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Immatriculation: PH-AKL
Numéro de série: 1358/F18
Année de Fabrication: 1935
Equipage:victimes: 3 / à bord: 4
Passagers:victimes: 12 / à bord: 13
Total:victimes: 15 / à bord: 17
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:London-Croydon Airport (   Royaume Uni)
Phase de vol: En montée initiale (ICL)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:London-Croydon Airport (-/-), Royaume Uni
Aéroport de destination:Amsterdam-Schiphol Municipal Airport (AMS/EHAM), Pays-Bas
The DC-2, named "Lijster", operated on a KLM passenger service from Croydon to Amsterdam. Visibility at the time of departure was limited due to fog. After running for 600 m along a white guidance line, the aircraft swerved left before becoming airborne at the edge of the airfield. The main undercarriage tore down a fence and wire netting surrounding a tennis court. The DC-2 continued for about 1,500ft (500m) before it struck the roof of one house, ploughed into another semi-detached house and burst into flames.
The stewardess (Hilde Bongertmann) and one passenger (W. Schubach) survived. Juan de la Cierva, the inventor of the Autogyro died.

Probable Cause:

It was determined by the UK Accidents Investigation Branch that the pilot had failed to maintain directional control of the aircraft, and also demonstrated ‘poor judgement’ in not throttling down the engines and abandoning the take-off after it had departed the runway.

» Early Aviation Disasters / D. Gero, 2011


photo of Douglas-DC-2-115E-PH-AKL
accident date: 09-12-1936
type: Douglas DC-2-115E
registration: PH-AKL

Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre London-Croydon Airport et Amsterdam-Schiphol Municipal Airport est de 349 km (218 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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