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Last updated: 18 September 2021
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Date:Friday 9 August 1963
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3S model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-117D (DC-3)
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: registration unknown
MSN:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Amalfi (   Italy)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Napoli-Capodichino Airport (NAP/LIRN), Italy
Destination airport:Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA/LICC), Italy
Narrative:
Ditched in heavy seas between the Amalfi coast and the Isle of Capri during a thunderstorm with one engine afire. All occupants picked up from a life raft about midnight by an Italian ferry boat after more than six hours.

Sources:
» The Victoria Advocat 10 August 1963, p3/11 August 1963, p3A


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Distance from Napoli-Capodichino Airport to Catania-Fontanarossa Airport as the crow flies is 383 km (240 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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