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Accident description
Last updated: 22 November 2017
Status:
Date:Thursday 6 February 1947
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54B-15-DO (DC-4)
Operator:Aerovías Cubanas Internacionales
Registration: NC44567
C/n / msn: 18386
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Pedro Bernado (   Spain)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Lisboa-Portela de Sacavém Airport (LIS/LPPT), Portugal
Destination airport:Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD/LEMD), Spain
Narrative:
The C-54, named "Ruta de Colon", crashed into the Gredos mountain range.

Sources:
» Piston Engine Airliner Production List / A.B. Eastwood, J. Roach, 1996
» WAAS


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Distance from Lisboa-Portela de Sacavém Airport to Madrid-Barajas Airport as the crow flies is 510 km (319 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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