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Accident
Last updated: 15 December 2017
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Datum:donderdag 21 december 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota III (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:South African Air Force - SAAF
Registratie: KG498
Constructienummer: 12820
Bouwjaar: 1944
Bemanning:slachtoffers: / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 22 / inzittenden: 23
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:16 km (10 mijl) SSW of Torrettoria (   ItaliŽ)
Fase: Onbekend (UNK)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:?
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
Beschrijving:
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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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 1350e ongeval
  • 439e dodelijk ongeval
  • 20e zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 176e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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 ItaliŽ
  • The zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 25e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
» safety profile