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Date:Sunday 12 April 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Força Aérea Portuguesa
Registration: 6150
MSN: 19773
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Rio Tejo (Tagus River) (   Portugal)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Lisboa-Portela de Sacavém Airport (LIS/LPPT), Portugal
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed into the river after takeoff from Lisbon airport, during a military exercise to the Portuguese colonies (Himba Exercice)

Sources:
» José Vilhena
» El Litoral 13-4-1959


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