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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 8 November 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-53D-DO (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-68809
C/n / msn: 11736
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 25
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 29
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:within Albania (   Albania)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA/LICC), Italy
Destination airport:Bari Airport (BRI/LIBD), Italy
Narrative:
The aircraft became lost in a heavy snow storm en route between Catania and Bari, Italy. The aircraft drifted off course and a wheels-up landing was carried out in Albania.

Sources:
» DDA Magazine Nr. 6, 2002
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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Distance from Catania-Fontanarossa Airport to Bari Airport as the crow flies is 431 km (269 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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