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Last updated: 27 October 2021
Datum:Freitag 9 August 1963
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3S model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-117D (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Navy
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 6
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:vom Land entfernt von Amalfi (   Italien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Napoli-Capodichino Airport (NAP/LIRN), Italien
Flug nach:Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA/LICC), Italien
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.

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


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
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.

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