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Last updated: 25 September 2021
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Fecha:lunes 4 febrero 1952
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
Operador:Sabena
Registración: OO-CBN
Numéro de série: 13450
Año de Construcción: 1944
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 12 / Ocupantes: 12
Total:Fatalidades: 16 / Ocupantes: 16
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:20 km (12.5 milles) de Kikwit (   República Democrática del Congo)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Costermansville Airport (BKY/FZMA), República Democrática del Congo
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Léopoldville-N'Djili Airport (FIH/FZAA), República Democrática del Congo
Descripción:
A propeller failed in-flight. Debris cut some cables, causing a loss of control.
The C-47 was en route from Costermansville (now Bukavu) to Leopoldville (now Kinshasa).

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The control cables in the fuselage were sheared by the right propeller which had been projected following a shaft failure caused by the sudden stopping of the engine caused by fatigue failure of No. 6 piston lug."

Fuentes:
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 53)


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Distance from Costermansville Airport to Léopoldville-N'Djili Airport as the crow flies is 1494 km (934 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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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 3022nd loss
  • 1080th accidente fatal
  • 190th worst accident (a la hora)
  • 335th worst accident (actualmente)
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 República Democrática del Congo
  • 2nd worst accident (a la hora)
  • 27th worst accident (actualmente)
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