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Last updated: 25 September 2021
Fecha:domingo 11 junio 1961
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-7C
Operador:KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Registración: PH-DSN
Numéro de série: 45546/1031
Año de Construcción: 1958
Horas Totales de la Célula:9318
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 8
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 73
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 81
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:sobre Atlantic Ocean (   Océano Atlántico)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Windsor Locks-Bradley International Airport, CT (BDL/KBDL), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Glasgow-Prestwick Airport (PIK/EGPK), Reino Unido
DC-7 PH-DSN departed New York-Idlewild for Bradley Field where 73 passengers boarded the plane . At 22:26 the aircraft departed for Amsterdam with a planned intermediate stop at Prestwick. At 07:15 GMT, while cruising at FL170 over the Atlantic Ocean, heavy vibration occurred in the no. 1 engine and propeller. The aircraft lost speed and started to descend. The crew prepared for a ditching when suddenly at 07:30 the no. 1 engine broke loose and fell into the sea. The flight continued and landed safely at Prestwick around 08:45.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failure of the forward propeller shaft bearing on No.1 engine. Violent vibration, which could not be stopped, arose in No.1 propeller and resulted in fire and separation of the entire No.1 power unit."

» ICAO Circular 69-AN/61


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Distance from Windsor Locks-Bradley International Airport, CT to Glasgow-Prestwick Airport as the crow flies is 4961 km (3101 miles).

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