Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 19 December 2014
Date:Thursday 3 June 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-1-DK (DC-3)
Registration: OO-CBY
C/n / msn: 11982
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:near Maribor (   Slovenia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Blackbushe Airport (BBS/EGLK), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Beograd Airport (BEG/LYBE), Serbia
The C-47 transport plane was attacked by a jet MiG-15 fighter near Maribor. The crew carried out a forced landing at Thalerhof, Austria where it ran off the runway into rough ground.
The captain and flight engineer were injured in the attack while the radio operator died.

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Distance from Blackbushe Airport to Beograd Airport as the crow flies is 1710 km (1069 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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