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Last updated: 14 July 2020
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Date:Thursday 17 February 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47D (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 45-1138
C/n / msn: 34408/17141
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:50 km (31.3 mls) S of San Antonio de los Cobres, SA (   Argentina)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Salta Airport, SA (SLA/SASA), Argentina
Narrative:
Crashed in mountains at an altitude of 4000 m.
The aircraft operated on a flight from Panama City to Buenos Aires.

Sources:
» El Tiempo 19 February 1949, p8
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» El Litoral 21 Feb. 1949
» El Litoral 19 Feb. 1949
» Miami Daily News Record February 18,1949


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