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Date:Monday 9 August 1976
Time:ca 12:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54E-15-DO (DC-4)
Operator:Ejército del Aire
Registration: T.4-11
MSN: 27344
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 32
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Vejer de la Frontera (   Spain)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Madrid/Getafe Airport (LEGT), Spain
Destination airport:Las Palmas-Gando Air Base (LPA/GCLP), Spain
Crashed in a hilly wooded area and burned. The airplane carried officers and family members to the Canary Islands.

» The Deseret News - Aug 9, 1976
» El Pais - Aug 10, 1976


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Distance from Madrid/Getafe Airport to Las Palmas-Gando Air Base as the crow flies is 1729 km (1081 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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