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Last updated: 18 November 2018
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Date:Tuesday 27 September 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54A-1-DO (DC-4)
Operator:Flota Aérea Mercante Argentina - FAMA
Registration: LV-ABI
C/n / msn: 7445
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 20
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 27
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Castilla, BA (   Argentina)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Buenos Aires (unknown airport), BA, Argentina
Narrative:
Crashed following an in-flight fire.
The airplane was returning from a mercy mission to help victims of a recent earthquake in Ecuador.

Sources:
» El Tiempo 28 September 1949, p8


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