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Last updated: 7 December 2021
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Date:Tuesday 9 December 1947
Time:23:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-20-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-49779
MSN: 27040/15595
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:48 km (30 mls) SE of Izmir (   Turkey)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed after an engine fire. All four occupants bailed out safely.

Sources:
» Le Franc-tireur 12 December 1947
» El Litoral 10 December 1947, p1
» El Litoral 11 December 1947, p2
» Madera Tribune 11 December 1947, p4
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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