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Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 2 February 1950
Time:05:39
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
Operator:KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Registration: PH-TEU
C/n / msn: 13396
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:66 km (41.3 mls) off Dutch coast [North Sea] (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM), Netherlands
Destination airport:London Airport (LHR/EGLL), United Kingdom
Narrative:
Crashed into the North Sea, 40 miles off the Dutch coast. The captain of a Danish ship reported witnessing an engine on fire. He reported that the C-47 crashed in flames.



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Distance from Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport to London Airport as the crow flies is 367 km (230 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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