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Date:Wednesday 23 July 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Air Djibouti
Registration: F-OCKT
MSN: 4495
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:14,5 km (9.1 mls) W off Khor Ambadu (   Djibouti)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:Tadjoura Airport (TDJ/HDTJ), Djibouti
Destination airport:Djibouti Airport (JIB/HDAM), Djibouti
The DC-3 struck a number of cranes whilst flying at 300 feet, suffering multiple propeller strikes causing blockage of the carburetor air intakes of both engines. A ditching was carried out 9 miles West off Djibouti.



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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 Tadjoura Airport to Djibouti Airport as the crow flies is 37 km (23 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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