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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Date:Friday 24 February 1956
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-10-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Syrian Airways
Registration: YK-AAE
C/n / msn: 26362/14917
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Total:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:ca 24 km from Aleppo (   Syria)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Aleppo-Nejrab Airport (ALP/OSAP), Syria
Destination airport:Damascus International Airport (DAM/OSDI), Syria
Both engines failed as the DC-3 flew through a storm. The aircraft crashed.


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Distance from Aleppo-Nejrab Airport to Damascus International Airport as the crow flies is 313 km (195 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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