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Datum:zaterdag 24 november 1956
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6B
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Linee Aeree Italiane - LAI
Registratie: I-LEAD
Constructienummer: 45075/731
Bouwjaar: 1956
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 10 / inzittenden: 10
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 24 / inzittenden: 25
Totaal:slachtoffers: 34 / inzittenden: 35
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:0,6 km (0.4 mijl) W of Paris-Orly Airport (ORY) (   Frankrijk)
Fase: InitiŽle klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Paris-Orly Airport (ORY/LFPO), Frankrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:Shannon Airport (SNN/EINN), Ierland
Vluchtnummer: 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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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Paris-Orly Airport en Shannon Airport bedraagt 901 km (563 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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