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Last updated: 19 November 2018
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Date:Wednesday 30 June 1971
Time:18:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-10-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Ejército del Aire
Registration: T.3-37
C/n / msn: 26179/14734
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Las Palmas-Gando Air Base (LPA) (   Unknown country)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Las Palmas-Gando Air Base (LPA/GCLP), Spain
Destination airport:El Aaiun Airport (EUN/GMML), Western Sahara
Narrative:
The C-47B transport plane impacted the water off Las Palmas-Gando Air Base when it failed to gain height on takeoff. The aircraft encountered strong winds.

Sources:
» grandio.org
» ABC (Sevilla) 1 July 1971, p27


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Distance from Las Palmas-Gando Air Base to El Aaiun Airport as the crow flies is 229 km (143 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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