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Last updated: 15 November 2018
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Date:Monday 21 July 1947
Time:10:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54A-1-DO (DC-4)
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Argentina - FAA
Registration: T-44
C/n / msn: 7463
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 19
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:El Palomar, BA (   Argentina)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:El Palomar Airport, BA (EPA/SADP), Argentina
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The C-54 could not gain altitude on takeoff. It ran trough a crowd of spectators, crossed a railroad and caught fire.
The airplane was to join a flight of some 200 other aircraft over the capital in celebration of the birthday of Jose San Martin.

Sources:
» El Orden 22 July 1947, p1
» Raczynski, Esteban (2006) DC-4 - Los Clásicos en los Cielos del Cono Sur
» Aeromilitaria
» Berkshire Evening Eagle, 1947-07-22


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