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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 8 January 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas VC-47B (DC-3)
Operator:Força Aérea Portuguesa
Registration: 6162
C/n / msn: 25579/14134
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Vila Cabral Airport (VXC) (   Mozambique)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Mueda Airport (MUD/FQMD), Mozambique
Destination airport:Vila Cabral Airport (VXC/FQLC), Mozambique
Narrative:
Crash-landed after having been hit by gun fire. Vila Cabral is now named Lichinga.

Sources:
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher


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Distance from Mueda Airport to Vila Cabral Airport as the crow flies is 497 km (311 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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