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Date:samedi 24 novembre 1956
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6B
Compagnie:Linee Aeree Italiane - LAI
Immatriculation: I-LEAD
Numéro de série: 45075/731
Année de Fabrication: 1956
Moteurs: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800
Equipage:victimes: 10 / à bord: 10
Passagers:victimes: 24 / à bord: 25
Total:victimes: 34 / à bord: 35
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:0,6 km (0.4 milles) W of Paris-Orly Airport (ORY) (   France)
Phase de vol: En montée initiale (ICL)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:Paris-Orly Airport (ORY/LFPO), France
Aéroport de destination:Shannon Airport (SNN/EINN), Irlande
Numéro de vol: 451
DC-6B I-LEAD operated on the flight Rome-Paris-Shannon-New York. The aircraft took off from Paris-Orly runway 26. Some 10-15 seconds later, altitude was lost and the DC-6 struck a house 600 m past the runway end. A fire erupted. Weather at the time of the accident was misty with a visibility of 2.2 m, wind 320 deg/6 knots and a 4/8 ceiling at 240 m with temperature -2deg C.
Among the fatalities was Guido Cantelli, a well-known Italian orchestral conductor.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The aircraft's slight loss of altitude soon after take-off was the main cause of the accident. There is no explanation for this loss of altitude. Although the regulations in force were observed, the presence of unmarked obstructions in the take-off path constituted an aggravating factor. The initial and direct cause of the accident remains unknown."

» ICAO Accident Digest No.8, Circular 54-AN/49 (159-165)


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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 Paris-Orly Airport et Shannon Airport est de 901 km (563 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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