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Last updated: 20 February 2018
Fecha:lunes 4 enero 1960
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DHC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada U-1A Otter (DHC-3)
Operador:United States Army
Registración: 55-2974
Numéro de série: 47
Año de Construcción: 1955
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 9 / Ocupantes: 9
Total:Fatalidades: 10 / Ocupantes: 10
Daños en la Aeronave: Desaparecido
Consecuencias: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Ubicación:Gulf of Sirte (   Libia)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Misurata Airport (MRA), Libia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Benghazi-Benina International Airport (BEN/HLLB), Libia
The Otter was flying from Wheelus Air Base to Benghazi with two en-route stops, returning surveyors to field locations. The Otter disappeared over the Gulf of Sirte and was never found.

» U.S. Army Otters / Karl Hayes


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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 Misurata Airport to Benghazi-Benina International Airport as the crow flies is 487 km (305 miles).

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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