Accident description
Last updated: 31 July 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 15 February 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas VC-47A
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 42-93817
C/n / msn: 13771
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mount Vesuvius (   Italy)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Napoli Airport (NAP/LIRN), Italy
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The VC-47 was en route from Ramstein, Germany to a base in Turkey. An intermediate stop was made in Naples. Last radio contact was thirty minutes after takeoff when the crew reported en route at 6500 feet and switching to the Rome ATC. It never contacted Rome.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde


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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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