ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-47A-10-DK (DC-3) 42-92680 La Spezia
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Date:Saturday 30 December 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-10-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-92680
MSN: 12507
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near La Spezia (   Italy)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Siena-Malignano Airfield (SAY/LIQS), Italy
Destination airport:Siena-Malignano Airfield (SAY/LIQS), Italy
Narrative:
The pilot lost control when the airplane entered an area of extreme turbulence. The airplane stalled and entered a spin.
It was operating on a paradrop resupply mission to Dropzone 'Aydon' out of Malignano, Italy.

Classification:
Turbulence
Loss of control

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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Distance from Siena-Malignano Airfield to Siena-Malignano Airfield as the crow flies is 19875 km (12422 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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