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Last updated: 8 October 2015
Datum:Mittwoch 31 Januar 1951
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54D-1-DC (DC-4)
Fluggesellschaft:Aeronáutica Militar
Kennzeichen: 282
Werknummer: 10597
Baujahr: 1945
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 12 / Insassen: 12
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 14 / Insassen: 14
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Terceira-Lajes AFB, Azores (TER) (   Portugal)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:Lisboa-Portela de Sacavém Airport (LIS/LPPT), Portugal
Flug nach:Terceira-Lajes AFB, Azores (TER/LPLA), Portugal
Crashed in the sea during the approach to Lajes Air Force Base (Azores).
Two pilots, nine mechanics and three military personnel were killed.

» El Tiempo 2 February 1951, p8
» José Vilhena


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Lisboa-Portela de Sacavém Airport to Terceira-Lajes AFB, Azores as the crow flies is 1544 km (965 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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