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Fecha:jueves 6 diciembre 1951
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-65-DL (DC-3)
Operador:United States Air Force - USAF
Registración: 42-100488
Numéro de série: 18951
Año de Construcción: 1943
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 6
Total:Fatalidades: 10 / Ocupantes: 10
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:32 km (20 milles) E of Marseille (   Francia)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Tripoli-Wheelus Air Base (MJI/HLLM), Libia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Marseille-Marignane Airport (MRS/LFML), Francia
Descripción:
Crashed into mountain (Massif de la Sainte-Baume). Found two days later.

Fuentes:
» Passauer Neue Presse 10 December 1951
» Gastonia Gazette 7 December,1951


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Distance from Tripoli-Wheelus Air Base to Marseille-Marignane Airport as the crow flies is 1357 km (848 miles).

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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