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Last updated: 21 October 2021
Fecha:martes 31 marzo 1959
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-8 (Super DC-3)
Operador:United States Navy
Registración: 17241
Numéro de série: 43343
Año de Construcción: 1944
Tripulación:Fatalidades: / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: / Ocupantes: 14
Total:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 20
Víctimas en Tierra:Fatalidades: 1
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Napoli-Capodichino Airport (NAP) (   Italia)
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Napoli-Capodichino Airport (NAP/LIRN), Italia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Malta-Luqa Airport (MLA/LMML), Malta
Crashed after takeoff due to engine failure. One worker on the ground was killed.

» 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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