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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Date:Wednesday 28 May 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54A-15-DC (DC-4)
Operating for:Centre d'Exploitation Postal
Leased from:Air France
Registration: F-BFCP
MSN: 10346
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Paris-Orly Airport (ORY) (   France)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Paris-Orly Airport (ORY/LFPO), France
Destination airport:?
The C-54 swung to the right during the takeoff roll at a speed of 70 mph. The takeoff was continued but the aircraft traveled 600 m off the runway and struck some obstacles before coming to rest. The flight engineer had placed the main fuel selectors in a 'half-on' position which corresponded with the 'On' position in five of the DC-4 aircraft of the company.


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