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Accident description
Last updated: 18 February 2018
Date:Tuesday 18 July 1995
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Armée de l'Air Malgache
Registration: 5R-MMG
C/n / msn: 19525
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 30 / Occupants: 30
Total:Fatalities: 36 / Occupants: 36
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Antananarivo-Ivato Airport (TNR) (   Madagascar)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Maintirano Airport (MXT/FMMO), Madagascar
Destination airport:Antananarivo-Ivato Airport (TNR/FMMI), Madagascar
Crashed short of the runway while on finals to runway 11.
Six military crew members and 30 passenger were killed in the accident. Two persons (one crew member, one passenger) initially survived the crash, but died later from injuries.

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photo of Douglas C-47A-80-DL 5R-MMG
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photo of Douglas C-47A-80-DL 5R-MMG
photo of Douglas C-47A-80-DL 15059
15059 was sold to the Madagascar Air Force as 5R-MMG.
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Maintirano Airport to Antananarivo-Ivato Airport as the crow flies is 371 km (232 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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