Accident description
Last updated: 18 April 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 10 November 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-50-D
Operator:Força Aérea Portuguesa
Registration: 6154
C/n / msn: 10049
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Chitado (   Angola)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Luanda Airport (LAD/FNLU), Angola
Destination airport:Nova Lisboa Airport (NOV/FNHU), Angola
Narrative:
Crashed into terrain due to bad weather.

Sources:
» José Vilhena


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Distance from Luanda Airport to Nova Lisboa Airport as the crow flies is 517 km (323 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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