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Date:Sunday 21 December 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota III (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Canadian Air Force - RCAF
Registration: 975
MSN: 26003/14558
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:48 km (30 mls) NE of Cutigliano, Pistoia (   Italy)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Grostenquin RCAF Station, France
Destination airport:Pisa-Arturo dell'Oro Air Base (PSA/LIRP), Italy
Narrative:
Crashed into mountain.
flight from RCAF Grostenquin to Pisa; 30 miles northeast of Cutigliano

Sources:
» La Stampa 23 December 1958, p9
» The Daily News (St. John's, NL) 22 December 1958, p1


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Distance from Grostenquin RCAF Station to Pisa-Arturo dell'Oro Air Base as the crow flies is 652 km (408 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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