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Last updated: 2 December 2021
Datum:dinsdag 22 januari 1963
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54E-15-DO (DC-4)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Força Aérea Portuguesa
Registratie: 6601
Constructienummer: 27351
Bouwjaar: 1945
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 7
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 7
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 14
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:15 km (9.4 mijl) SW van Las Palmas, Islas Canarias (   Spanje)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:?
Vliegveld van aankomst:Las Palmas-Gando Air Base (LPA/GCLP), Spanje
The C-54 transport plane ditched five minutes before it scheduled to land at Las Palmas. The floating aircraft and eleven survivors were located the next morning. Three occupants remained missing.
The airplane was en route from Angola to Lisbon, Portugal. Las Palmas was a planned refueling stop.

» Passauer Neue Presse 24 January 1963, p3
» Scramble
» El Litoral 23-1-1963


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