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Accident description
Last updated: 1 July 2016
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Date:Thursday 29 June 1967
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-1-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Uruguaya - FAU
Registration: 522
C/n / msn: 25733/14298
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Rivera Airport (RVY) (   Uruguay)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Montevideo-Carrasco Airport (MVD/SUMU), Uruguay
Destination airport:Rivera Airport (RVY/SURV), Uruguay
Narrative:
The C-47 transport plane aquaplaned on a wet grass runway. The undercarriage collapsed, causing irreparable damage.

Sources:
» Daniel Nole (E-mail, 21-3-2012)


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Distance from Montevideo-Carrasco Airport to Rivera Airport as the crow flies is 431 km (270 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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