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Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2017
Status:
Date:Thursday 16 November 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-50-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-24213
C/n / msn: 10075
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Tarquinia (   Italy)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed after a midair collision with a Brazilian Air Force Republic P-47D Thunderbolt (419659). The pilot was blinded by the sun during an air to air photography flight.
At least three crew members of the C-47 were killed in the accident.

Sources:
» Folha da Manhã 5 December 1944, p3
» 22 de abril, Dia da Aviação de Caça (aereo.jor.br)
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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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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