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Last updated: 2 December 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mercredi 16 juin 1948
Heure:16:00 UTC
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-4-1009
Compagnie:KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Immatriculation: PH-TCF
Numéro de série: 42996
Année de Fabrication: 1946
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 7
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 20
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 27
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport (AMS) (   Pays-Bas)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:Genève-Cointrin Airport (GVA/LSGG), Suisse
Aéroport de destination:Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM), Pays-Bas
Détails:
The DC-4, operated by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, sustained severe structural damage in a landing accident at Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport (AMS), the Netherlands. The 20 passengers and seven crew members were not injured.
The DC-4, named "Friesland", was approaching Schiphol Airport runway 23 following a regular passenger flight from Geneva, Switzerland. At 500 m short of the runway the airspeed was 160 km/h. The undercarriage was down and flaps were selected at 3/4. The flight engineer told the captain that the speed was a bit low. The captain decided not to change the power setting and continued the approach. Overflying the perimeter road, the captain ordered full flaps and to close the throttles. The flight engineer assumed that they would undershoot the runway. He retarded the throttles slowly and selected full flaps. The airplane then contacted trees and touched down on the edge of a ditch, 175 metres short of the runway. The DC-4 bounced and came down on the runway.
The aircraft sustained severe structural damage and was considered damaged beyond repair.

Probable Cause:

CONCLUSION: "The accident was caused by a piloting fault of the captain, who came in unnecessary low and too slow."

Sources:
» Opsomming van de bekende ongevallen en incidenten in 1948 / H.Dekker


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Plan
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 Genève-Cointrin Airport et Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport est de 677 km (423 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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