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Last updated: 1 December 2021
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Datum:Freitag 29 Juli 1955
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-30-DK (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 43-48213
Werknummer: 25474/14029
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 18
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:145 km (90.6 Meilen) N vom Land entfernt von Libya (   Mittelmeer)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Tripoli-Wheelus Air Base (MJI/HLLM), Libyen
Flug nach:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Griechenland
Unfallbericht:
Ditched following engine problems. All occupants were rescued by a Grumman SA-16 Albatross within fifteen minutes.

Informationsquelle:
» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde
» The Free-Lance Star - Jul 30, 1955


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Distance from Tripoli-Wheelus Air Base to Athens-Ellinikon International Airport as the crow flies is 1091 km (682 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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