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Last updated: 7 December 2021
Date:Tuesday 17 March 1964
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-1-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Ejército del Aire
Registration: T.3-1
MSN: 12164
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 21
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Tenerife-Los Rodeos International Airport (TCI) (   Spain)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:El Gouera Airport (ZLG), Mauritania
Destination airport:Tenerife-Los Rodeos International Airport (TCI/GCXO), Spain
Crashed near La Esperanza mountain on approach in bad weather, killing four of the five military crew members and injuring the civil passengers.

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Distance from El Gouera Airport to Tenerife-Los Rodeos International Airport as the crow flies is 848 km (530 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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