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Accident
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Datum:Dienstag 22 Januar 1963
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54E-15-DO (DC-4)
Fluggesellschaft:Força Aérea Portuguesa
Kennzeichen: 6601
Werknummer: 27351
Baujahr: 1945
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 7
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 7
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 14
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:15 km (9.4 Meilen) SW vom Land entfernt von Las Palmas, Islas Canarias (   Spanien)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:?
Flug nach:Las Palmas-Gando Air Base (LPA/GCLP), Spanien
Unfallbericht:
The C-54 transport plane ditched five minutes before it scheduled to land at Las Palmas. The floating aircraft and eleven survivors were located the next morning. Three occupants remained missing.
The airplane was en route from Angola to Lisbon, Portugal. Las Palmas was a planned refueling stop.

Informationsquelle:
» Passauer Neue Presse 24 January 1963, p3
» Scramble
» El Litoral 23-1-1963


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