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Datum:donderdag 14 januari 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Philippine Air Lines
Registratie: PI-C294
Constructienummer: 42902/150
Bouwjaar: 1949
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 9 / inzittenden: 9
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 7 / inzittenden: 7
Totaal:slachtoffers: 16 / inzittenden: 16
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:6 km (3.8 mijl) E of Roma-Ciampino Airport (CIA) (   ItaliŽ)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Beirut Airport (BEY/OLBA), Libanon
Vliegveld van aankomst:Roma-Ciampino Airport (CIA/LIRA), ItaliŽ
The PAL DC-6 was en route from Manila to London. After an enroute stop at Beirut, the plane continued IFR to Rome. Approaching Rome at 6500 feet the pilot lost control of the plane. The airplane crashed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Some unforseen fact to which the aircraft was subjected, as a result of which, being no longer under control, it went into a steep dive, probably on account of wing drop in the clouds, and crashed to the ground after an uncompleted pull-out. The Committee, although unable to affirm that wing drop could have been caused by atmospheric conditions, wishes to point out that there was pronounced turbulence in the area."

» L'UnitŠ 15-1-1954


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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 Beirut Airport en Roma-Ciampino Airport bedraagt 2175 km (1359 miles).

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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Douglas DC-6

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  • 19e ongeval
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