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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 15 March 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-53D-DO (DC-3)
Operator:Aeronautica Militare Italiana - AMI
Registration: MM61769
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 19
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) from Nairobi (   Kenya)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Nairobi (unknown airport), Kenya
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The C-53 transport plane returned to Nairobi after the left engine had lost power. The aircraft did not make it back to the airport and the pilots had to make a forced landing. It struck trees and power lines and caught fire.

Sources:
» alatricolore.it
» El Litoral 16-3-1955


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