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Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 19 March 1956
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Argentina - FAA
Registration: T-20
C/n / msn: 20479
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Curuzu Cuatia Airport, CR (UZU) (   Argentina)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Buenos Aires (unknown airport), BA, Argentina
Destination airport:Curuzu Cuatia Airport, CR (UZU/SATU), Argentina
Narrative:
The C-47A transport plane was damaged beyond repair when it impacted terrain near Curuzu Cuatia Airport, CR (UZU), Argentina. The airplane was approaching the airport with one engine shut down as a result of an in-flight fire.

The aircraft operated on a medical flight carrying two resuscitators.

Sources:
» Historias Individuales T-20
» Correio da Manhã 21 March 1956, p.1
» Douglas DC-3/C-47 en la Fuerza Aérea Argentina. Editorial Avialatina September 2010
» El Litoral, 20 March 1956


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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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