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Last updated: 2 December 2021
Fecha:viernes 29 julio 1955
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-30-DK (DC-3)
Operador:United States Air Force - USAF
Registración: 43-48213
Numéro de série: 25474/14029
Año de Construcción: 1944
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 18
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:145 km (90.6 milles) N de la costa de Libya (   Mar Mediterráneo)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Tripoli-Wheelus Air Base (MJI/HLLM), Libia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Grecia
Ditched following engine problems. All occupants were rescued by a Grumman SA-16 Albatross within fifteen minutes.

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


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
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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