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Accident description
Last updated: 15 December 2017
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Date:Friday 28 January 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-15-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-23407
C/n / msn: 9269
First flight: 1943
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Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:6,4 km (4 mls) S off Marinella, Sicily (   Italy)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Sciacca (LICS), Italy
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Ditched south off Marinella, Sicily, Italy.
Two new engines had just been installed and the aircraft was on a test flight. The right engine fell off, forcing the ditching.

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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