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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 4 December 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-1-DK (DC-3)
Operator:CSA Ceskoslovenské Aerolinie
Registration: OK-WDC
C/n / msn: 12176
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Praha-Ruzyne International Airport (PRG) (   Czech Republic)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM), Netherlands
Destination airport:Praha-Ruzyne International Airport (PRG/LKPR), Czech Republic
Narrative:
A Douglas C-47 operated by CSA suffered a landing accident at Prague Airport. When the aircraft broke through the clouds during the approach, it was misaligned with the runway by 300 meters. The pilot attempted to correct this, but the left hand wing struck the runway on landing.

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Distance from Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport to Praha-Ruzyne International Airport as the crow flies is 700 km (437 miles).

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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