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Last updated: 6 August 2020
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Date:Saturday 6 October 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Operator:Indian Air Force - IAF
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mersin (   Turkey)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Malta-Luqa Airport (MLA/LMML), Malta
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Indian Air Force plane was en route from Malta to Cyprus when it went off course, impacting a mountain near Mersin, Turkey in fog.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Warbirds of India (warbirds.in)
» Milliyet Gazete Arsivi, 8 October 1951


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