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Last updated: 26 September 2021
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Date:Thursday 12 July 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-35-DK (DC-3)
Operator:L'Armée de L'Air
Registration: 980/F-RAMM
MSN: 33312/16564
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 17
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Gao Airfield (   Mali)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Gao Airport (GAQ/GAGO), Mali
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The C-47 transport plane crashed on takeoff and burned. Nine serious injured occupants transported to hospital.

Sources:
» Le Monde 13-7-1951
» L'Unitá 13-7-1951


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