Accident description
Last updated: 26 October 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 3 December 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-5-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-48602
C/n / msn: 14418/25863
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:16 km (10 mls) SE of Carlos Pellegrini, CR (   Argentina)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Asunción-Silvio Pettirossi International Airport (ASU/SGAS), Paraguay
Destination airport:Montevideo-Carrasco Airport (MVD/SUMU), Uruguay
Narrative:
Crashed in the wild Argentina-Brazil-Uruguay border country.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Folha da Manha 13 December 1945, p3


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Distance from Asunción-Silvio Pettirossi International Airport to Montevideo-Carrasco Airport as the crow flies is 1073 km (671 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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