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Last updated: 24 October 2017
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Date:Tuesday 3 September 1946
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A
Operator:Air France
Registration: F-BAOB
C/n / msn: 11714
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Total:Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 22
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Køge (   Denmark)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:København-Kastrup Airport (CPH/EKCH), Denmark
Destination airport:Paris-Le Bourget Airport (LBG/LFPB), France
Narrative:
The Douglas DC-3A impacted terrain near Køge, Denmark, follwing an engine fire. The fire originated from a fuel leak.



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Distance from København-Kastrup Airport to Paris-Le Bourget Airport as the crow flies is 1005 km (628 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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Douglas DC-3

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  • 2364th loss
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