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Datum:Dienstag 31 März 1959
Zeit:16:20
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-8 (Super DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Navy
Kennzeichen: 17241
Werknummer: 43343
Baujahr: 1944
Besatzung:Todesopfer: / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: / Insassen: 14
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 20
Opfer am Boden:Todesopfer: 1
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Napoli-Capodichino Airport (NAP) (   Italien)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Napoli-Capodichino Airport (NAP/LIRN), Italien
Flug nach:Malta-Luqa Airport (MLA/LMML), Malta
Unfallbericht:
Crashed after takeoff due to engine failure. One worker on the ground was killed.

Informationsquelle:
» La Stampa 1 April 1959, p7
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher
» L'Unità, 1-4-1959
» El Litoral, 31-3-1959 p.1
» Het vr?e volk, 1-4-1959


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Distance from Napoli-Capodichino Airport to Malta-Luqa Airport as the crow flies is 556 km (347 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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