Accident
Last updated: 22 October 2014
Status:
Datum:Freitag 9 November 1945
Zeit:ca 20:00
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-60-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 42-24383
Werknummer: 10245
Baujahr: 1943
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 20 / Insassen: 20
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 24 / Insassen: 24
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Palermo-Boccadifalco Airport (LICP) (   Italien) show on map
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Athens-Hassani Airport (ATH/LGAT), Griechenland
Flug nach:Napoli Airport (NAP/LIRN), Italien
Unfallbericht:
Controlled flight into terrain in poor visibility. About an hour before the crash the pilot reported he was lost. After some forty minutes the position was re-established but the plane impacted a mountain.

Informationsquelle:
» Military aviation disasters : significant losses since 1908 / D. Gero, 1999
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 The first seventy years Vol.2 / J.M. Gradidge


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Distance from Athens-Hassani Airport to Napoli Airport as the crow flies is 870 km (544 miles).

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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