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Accident description
Last updated: 22 March 2018
Date:Saturday 30 December 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-10-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-92680
C/n / msn: 12507
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near La Spezia (   Italy)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Siena-Malignano Airfield (SAY/LIQS), Italy
Destination airport:Siena-Malignano Airfield (SAY/LIQS), Italy
The pilot lost control when the airplane entered an area of extreme turbulence. The airplane stalled and entered a spin.
It was operating on a paradrop resupply mission to Dropzone 'Aydon' out of Malignano, Italy.

Loss of control

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