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Last updated: 26 June 2019
Status:Voorlopig
Datum:dinsdag 27 januari 1948
Tijd:15:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-25-DK (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Air Force - USAF
Registratie: 44-76443
Constructienummer: 32775/16027
Bouwjaar: 1945
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 8 / inzittenden: 8
Totaal:slachtoffers: 11 / inzittenden: 11
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Montagne du Cheval-Blanc (Alpes-De-Haute-Provence) (   Frankrijk)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Istres-Le Tubé Air Base (LFMI), Frankrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:Pisa-San Giusto Airport (PSA/LIRP), Italië
Beschrijving:
The USAF C-47 aircraft departed Istres-Le Tubé Air Base, France at 12:37 LT for a flight to Udine via Pisa, Italy. The pilot couldn't find his route because of a heavy snowstorm. He decided to return to Istres but the wind caused the aircraft to deviate significantly off course. The airplane flew into the side of a mountain 15:30 LT killing all occupants. The passengers were women and children of soldiers stationed at Udine. On 30th January, 1948 a B-17 Flying Fortress, searching for survivors, crashed at the same location. Nine occupants were killed and one survived.

Bronnen:
» Chroniques de Haute-Provence n° 354 (2005, 125e année), p 83-167.
» Saskatoon Star-Phoenix 7 February 1948, p6 (photo)


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Istres-Le Tubé Air Base en Pisa-San Giusto Airport bedraagt 438 km (273 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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