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Last updated: 7 December 2021
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Date:Friday 19 December 1952
Time:03:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47D (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-48958
MSN: 26219/14774
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:30 km (18.8 mls) N of Guercif (   Morocco)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Roma (unknown airport), Italy
Destination airport:Sidi Slimane Air Base, Morocco
Narrative:
Crashed and caught fire after the 10 occupants (three crew and seven pax) bailed out.

Sources:
» L'Écho d'Oran, 20 Dec. 1952
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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