Accident Douglas C-47B-1-DK (DC-3) 43-48313,
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Date:Tuesday 23 January 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47B-1-DK (DC-3)
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-48313
MSN: 25574/14129
Year of manufacture:1944
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing, written off
Location:Corsica ? -   France
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Algiers-Maison Blanche Airport (ALG/DAAG)
Destination airport:Florence-Peretola Airport (FLR/LIRQ)
A C-47B transport plane crashed into the Mediterranean Sea en route from Algiers, Algeria to Florence, Italy. Weather along the route was overcast clouds at 2000-3000 feet with snow storms along the way. The flight had taken off from Algiers at 11:03 hours with a planned arrival time at Florence of 15:43 hours. Last radio contact was at 15:06 when the flight was vectored down from 12,000 feet to 6,000 feet.
The plane likely impacted a mountainside on Corsica or in the area to the north of Pisa, Italy.


Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge

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