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Last updated: 16 November 2018
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Date:Monday 9 August 1976
Time:ca 12:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54E-15-DO (DC-4)
Operator:Ejército del Aire
Registration: T.4-11
C/n / msn: 27344
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 32
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Vejer de la Frontera (   Spain)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Madrid/Getafe Airport (LEGT), Spain
Destination airport:Las Palmas-Gando Air Base (LPA/GCLP), Spain
Narrative:
Crashed in a hilly wooded area and burned. The airplane carried officers and family members to the Canary Islands.

Sources:
» The Deseret News - Aug 9, 1976
» El Pais - Aug 10, 1976


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Distance from Madrid/Getafe Airport to Las Palmas-Gando Air Base as the crow flies is 1729 km (1081 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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