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Last updated: 19 January 2022
Date:Monday 6 May 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6A
Registration: TF-OAE
MSN: 44069/396
First flight: 1953
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:4 km (2.5 mls) E of Nürnberg (   Germany)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport (NCE/LFMN), France
Destination airport:Nürnberg Airport (NUE/EDDN), Germany
The cargo aircraft struck trees and crashed inverted while on an ILS runway 28 approach, probably due to airframe icing. The captain was found to have blood alcohol concentration of 121-250 mg per 100 ml blood.

» FUS Bericht AX003-0/74


photo of Douglas-DC-6A-TF-OAE
accident date: 06-05-1974
type: Douglas DC-6A
registration: TF-OAE

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport to Nürnberg Airport as the crow flies is 708 km (442 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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