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Convair CV-240 Plane crash Schiphol KLM,  May 25, 1953<br />
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Convair CV-240 "Paulus Potter" taxied to runway 05 for takeoff. The airplane accelerated down the runway and after a ground run of 700 m, the captain rotated the plane. After flap retraction at a height of about 60 feet and a speed of 145 mph, the airplane started to lose height. The captain closed the throttles and belly landed on the runway. The airplane slid 200 m down the runway, continued past the threshold, crossed a road and came to rest in a field. Many spectators were present on the road and two girls were killed as the airplane crossed the road.  all (34) passenger and crew survived<br />
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Photographs by Harry Pot - ANEFO
Holland
Convair CV-240 Plane crash Schiphol KLM, May 25, 1953

Convair CV-240 "Paulus Potter" taxied to runway 05 for takeoff. The airplane accelerated down the runway and after a ground run of 700 m, the captain rotated the plane. After flap retraction at a height of about 60 feet and a speed of 145 mph, the airplane started to lose height. The captain closed the throttles and belly landed on the runway. The airplane slid 200 m down the runway, continued past the threshold, crossed a road and came to rest in a field. Many spectators were present on the road and two girls were killed as the airplane crossed the road. all (34) passenger and crew survived

Photographs by Harry Pot - ANEFO

Filename: FILE_53_DIS_HOLLAND_PD_1140.jpg
Source: ANEFO
Date: 7 Jul 1953
Location: Holland
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