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Last updated: 14 December 2017
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Datum:Donnerstag 21 Dezember 1944
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota III (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:South African Air Force - SAAF
Kennzeichen: KG498
Werknummer: 12820
Baujahr: 1944
Besatzung:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 22 / Insassen: 23
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:16 km (10 Meilen) SSW of Torrettoria (   Italien)
Flugphase: Unbekannt (UNK)
Betriebsart:Militär
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Unfallbericht:
The aircraft was evacuating wounded personnel from Athens to Italy and there were seven RAF/SAAF men and sixteen others on board. The pilot descended in cloud when uncertain of the aircraft's position and the aircraft struck a hill at a height of 1200 feet about 25 miles from its destination. There was a single survivor.

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