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Date:Sunday 4 May 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-25-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 44-76412
MSN: 32744/15996
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Qrendi (   Malta)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Tripoli-Wheelus Air Base (MJI/HLLM), Libya
Destination airport:Alconbury RAF Station (AYH/EGWZ), United Kingdom
Narrative:
Landed gear up on an abandoned airfield near Hal Far following a double engine failure.

Sources:
» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde


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Distance from Tripoli-Wheelus Air Base to Alconbury RAF Station as the crow flies is 2406 km (1504 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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