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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 4 January 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A
Operator:Pan American Grace Airways (Panagra)
Registration: NC19470
C/n / msn: 11680
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:8 km (5 mls) S off Chorrillos (   Peru)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:Lima-Limatambo Airport (LIM/SPIM), Peru
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The DC-3 was boarded by two mechanics and two other persons at Lima-Limatambo Airport (LIM), Peru. They took off without permission and crashed into the sea off Chorrillos.

Sources:
» World Dirctory of Airliner Crashes/Terry Denham
» El Litoral 5 January 1945, p1


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