ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-47 (DC-3) TI-108 ? Altamira
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Date:Saturday 10 April 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Operator:Costa Rican Government
Registration: TI-108 ?
MSN: 6158 ?
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Altamira (   Costa Rica)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:San José-La Sabana Airport, Costa Rica
After the outbreak of the revolution that started in Costa Rica on 12 March 1948, the government requisitioned several Douglas C-47 from local airlines. One of these was involved in an accident on April 10, 1948.
According to conflicting reports the aircraft was on the return leg of a flight from San José to north of the country or it may have been used on a bombing mission against Figueres’ rebels.
There is no conclusive evidence on what aircraft was involved. However, a C-47 civil registration TI-108, owned by Transportes Aéreos Nacionales -TAN was requisitioned in 1948 and the fate of this aircraft is unknown.

» Mario Overall (LAAHS)


photo of Douglas-C-47-TI-108-?
accident date: 10-04-1948
type: Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
registration: TI-108 ?
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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