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Accident description
Last updated: 20 March 2018
Date:Saturday 15 July 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 41-18368
C/n / msn: 4406
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:16 km (10 mls) from Roma-Ciampino Air Base (CIA) (   Italy)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Roma-Ciampino Air Base (CIA/LIRA), Italy
Destination airport:Roma-Ciampino Air Base (CIA/LIRA), Italy
The C-47 operated on a training flight out of Roma-Ciampino Air Base (CIA), Italy. During the approach back to Ciampino, a mid-air collision occurred with a USAAF Martin B-26G Marauder (41-31595). The C-47 lost 8 feet of the left hand wing and the left aileron. A forced landing was carried out in a field.
The damage resulting from landing were a buckled fuselage and torn off propellers and engines.

Mid air collision
Forced landing outside airport

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