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Last updated: 18 September 2021
Datum:zondag 11 juni 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-7C
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Registratie: PH-DSN
Constructienummer: 45546/1031
Bouwjaar: 1958
Aantal vlieguren:9318
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 8
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 73
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 81
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:boven Atlantic Ocean (   Atlantische Oceaan)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Windsor Locks-Bradley International Airport, CT (BDL/KBDL), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Glasgow-Prestwick Airport (PIK/EGPK), Verenigd Koninkrijk
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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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 Windsor Locks-Bradley International Airport, CT en Glasgow-Prestwick Airport bedraagt 4961 km (3101 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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