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Accident description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
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Date:Tuesday 17 March 1964
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-1-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Ejército del Aire
Registration: T.3-1
C/n / msn: 12164
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 21
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Tenerife-Norte Los Rodeos Airport (TFN) (   Spain)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:El Gouera Airport (ZLG), Mauritania
Destination airport:Tenerife-Norte Los Rodeos Airport (TFN/GCXO), Spain
Narrative:
Crashed near La Esperanza mountain on approach in bad weather, killing four of the five military crew members and injuring the civil passengers.

Sources:
» ABC 18-3-1964
» ABC 19-3-1964


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