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Last updated: 9 December 2019
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Date:Tuesday 19 September 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota III (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: FD865
C/n / msn: 9411
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Capo Carbonara (   Italy)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Napoli-Capodichino Airport (NAP/LIRN), Italy
Destination airport:Cagliari-Elmas Airport (CAG/LIEE), Italy
Narrative:
A Douglas Dakota III transport plane operated by No. 267 Squadron RAF departed Bari on a routine flight to Napoli, Cagliari and return. The aircraft went missing during the second leg of the flight.
Within two days the Navy picked up wreckage washed ashore off Cape Carbonara.

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» Lostaircraft.com


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Distance from Napoli-Capodichino Airport to Cagliari-Elmas Airport as the crow flies is 478 km (299 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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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 1081st loss
  • 354th fatal accident
  • 48th worst accident (at the time)
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