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Last updated: 24 October 2021
Datum:Donnerstag 22 November 1962
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54D-10-DC (DC-4)
Fluggesellschaft:Força Aérea Portuguesa
Kennzeichen: 7502
Werknummer: 10773
Baujahr: 1945
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 10 / Insassen: 10
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 12 / Insassen: 27
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 22 / Insassen: 37
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:São Tomé, Ilha de São Tomé (   Sao Thomé & Principe)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Flug von:São Tomé Island Airport (TMS/FPST), Sao Thomé & Principe
Flug nach:Lisboa-Portela de Sacavém Airport (LIS/LPPT), Portugal
Taking off in heavy rain, the aircraft collided with terrain. The aircraft was possibly overloaded.

» St. Petersburg Times - Nov 24, 1962


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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 São Tomé Island Airport to Lisboa-Portela de Sacavém Airport as the crow flies is 4544 km (2840 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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