Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2014
Status:
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
C/n / 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
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:20 km (12.5 mls) NE of Manidar (   Iran) show on map
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Survey/research
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
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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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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