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Last updated: 12 November 2019
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Datum:Montag 8 November 1943
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-53D-DO (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 42-68809
Werknummer: 11736
Baujahr: 1943
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 25
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 29
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:innerhalb Albania (   Albanien)
Flugphase: Unbekannt (UNK)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA/LICC), Italien
Flug nach:Bari Airport (BRI/LIBD), Italien
Unfallbericht:
The aircraft became lost in a heavy snow storm en route between Catania and Bari, Italy. The aircraft drifted off course and a wheels-up landing was carried out in Albania.

Informationsquelle:
» DDA Magazine Nr. 6, 2002
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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Distance from Catania-Fontanarossa Airport to Bari Airport as the crow flies is 431 km (269 miles).

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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