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Last updated: 21 November 2019
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Date:Monday 31 July 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-15153
C/n / msn: 19619
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants: 18
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 22
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:35 km (21.9 mls) NE of Salerno (   Italy)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Napoli-Capodichino Airport (NAP/LIRN), Italy
Destination airport:Foggia Airport (FOG/LIBF), Italy
Narrative:
Crashed into a fog-shrouded mountain.

Sources:
» Il Dakota C47
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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Distance from Napoli-Capodichino Airport to Foggia Airport as the crow flies is 120 km (75 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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