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Last updated: 24 April 2018
Date:vendredi 13 juin 1952
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas TP-79 (C-47-DL)
Compagnie:Svensk Flygvapnet (Swedish Air Force)
Immatriculation: 79001
Numéro de série: 9001
Année de Fabrication: 1943
Equipage:victimes: 8 / ŕ bord: 8
Passagers:victimes: 0 / ŕ bord: 0
Total:victimes: 8 / ŕ bord: 8
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:E off Gotska Sandön island [Baltic Sea] (   Océan Atlantique)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Aéroport de départ:Stockholm-Bromma Airport (BMA/ESSB), Sučde
Aéroport de destination:Stockholm-Bromma Airport (BMA/ESSB), Sučde
The ELINT-plane was surveying Soviet military installations in what are now the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. It was shot down by Soviet fighters over the Baltic Sea. A search for the lost DC-3 began immediately both by sea and by air with two Consolidated Catalina planes. On the 16 June, one of the Catalinas was attacked by two soviet MiG-15s over international water north-west of Dagö. They were pursued to the west under continued firing and was finally forced to land. The crew was picked up by a West German ship; 10 minutes later the Catalina sank. The Soviet Union denied involvement in the shootdown of the DC-3 until 1991. The wreckage was found on June 18, 2003 and later salvaged. It's on display at the Swedish Air Force Museum in Linköping.

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