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Date:samedi 20 juillet 1935
Heure:ca 12:15
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-2-115E
Compagnie:KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Immatriculation: PH-AKG
Numéro de série: 1335/F13
Année de Fabrication: 1935
Equipage:victimes: 4 / à bord: 4
Passagers:victimes: 9 / à bord: 9
Total:victimes: 13 / à bord: 13
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Pian San Giacomo (   Suisse)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:Milano (unknown airport), Italie
Aéroport de destination:Frankfurt Rhein-Main Airport (FRA/EDDF), Allemagne
Détails:
The DC-2, named "Gaai" operated on a passenger service from Milan, Italy to Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The aircraft took off at 11:36 hours, bound for Frankfurt, Germany, which was the next planned stop.
Cruising at 5000 m altitude, ice accretion forced the crew to descend. At 3000 m the flight was out of icing conditions. However the aircraft was now flying between clouds shrouded mountains. Attempting to navigate visually, the flight continued at low altitude. Likely the crew entered the wrong mountain pass. They circled a valley, looking for a way out but low clouds and rain made it very difficult to continue flight.
The captain likely decided to perform a gear-up forced landing in the valley. Flaps were selected down and engine power was decreased. In a left hand turn the aircraft stalled and impacted the ground.
The four crew members and the nine passengers died.

Sources:
» Opsomming van de bekende ongevallen en incidenten in 1935 / Herman Dekker
» aviacrash.nl


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photo of Douglas-DC-2-115E-PH-AKG
accident date: 20-07-1935
type: Douglas DC-2-115E
registration: PH-AKG
photo of Douglas-DC-2-115E-PH-AKG
accident date: 20-07-1935
type: Douglas DC-2-115E
registration: PH-AKG
photo of Douglas-DC-2-115E-PH-AKG
accident date: 20-07-1935
type: Douglas DC-2-115E
registration: PH-AKG
photo of Douglas-DC-2-115E-PH-AKG
accident date: 20-07-1935
type: Douglas DC-2-115E
registration: PH-AKG
photo of Douglas-DC-2-115E-PH-AKG
accident date: 20-07-1935
type: Douglas DC-2-115E
registration: PH-AKG
photo of Douglas-DC-2-115E-PH-AKG
accident date: 20-07-1935
type: Douglas DC-2-115E
registration: PH-AKG
photo of Douglas-DC-2-115E-PH-AKG
accident date: 20-07-1935
type: Douglas DC-2-115E
registration: PH-AKG
 
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