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Last updated: 17 September 2021
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Date:Friday 14 December 1951
Time:17:57 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-4-1009
Operator:Swissair
Registration: HB-ILO
MSN: 43098
First flight: 1947
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 20
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport (AMS) (   Netherlands)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH/LSZH), Switzerland
Destination airport:Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM), Netherlands
Narrative:
Crashed while attempting an overshoot during an ILS approach in dense fog.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The crash occurred due to failed overshoot action."



Photos

photo of Douglas-DC-4-1009-HB-ILO
accident date: 14-12-1951
type: Douglas DC-4-1009
registration: HB-ILO
 

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Zürich-Kloten Airport to Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport as the crow flies is 599 km (374 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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