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Last updated: 27 November 2021
Datum:Mittwoch 24 November 1943
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 41-7811
Werknummer: 4310
Baujahr: 1942
Besatzung:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 10
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:36 km (22.5 Meilen) W vom Land entfernt von Algiers (   Algerien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Algiers-Maison Blanche Airport (ALG/DAAG), Algerien
Flug nach:Oran-es Senia Airport (ORN/DAOO), Algerien
The aircraft was carrying passengers and freight from Maison Blanche to Oran in Algeria. At approximately 10:00 hours and 15 miles out over the Mediterranean Sea, the right engine started to burn. The bail out order was given, but the plane lost altitude too quickly to use parachutes. The plane ditched and all personnel cleared the aircraft and attempted to don life vests. Three passengers were picked up by a French fishing boat, but seven others did not survive.

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Distance from Algiers-Maison Blanche Airport to Oran-es Senia Airport as the crow flies is 362 km (226 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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