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Accident description
Last updated: 18 March 2018
Date:Tuesday 3 July 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:Czechoslovak Air Force
Registration: D-13
C/n / msn: 26447/15002
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 21
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Lom (   Slovakia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Pardubice Airport (PED/LKPD), Czech Republic
Destination airport:Prešov Airport (POV/LZPW), Slovakia
A Douglas C-47B transport plane of the Czechoslovak Air Force operated on a flight from Pardubice to Prešov. While en route at 3000 m the airplane entered a storm in the vicinity of Zvolen. Wings and the elevator were damaged in the storm, leading to a loss of control by the pilot. All 21 on board were killed in the accident.

Loss of control

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Pardubice Airport to Prešov Airport as the crow flies is 414 km (259 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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