ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3) C-FSAW Manidar
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Date:Sunday 23 October 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operating for:Uniran
Leased from:Geoterrex
Registration: C-FSAW
MSN: 4644
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:20 km (12.5 mls) NE of Manidar (   Iran)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
The DC-3 was leased by Uniran from Geoterrex to conduct survey flights searching for uranium. While flying in a valley at 400 feet AGL, it collided with the side of a mountain while making a 180deg turn. Weather was poor with overcast, high winds and snow.


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