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Last updated: 20 September 2020
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Date:Friday 7 March 1952
Time:15:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-65-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 42-100593
C/n / msn: 19056
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Guggi Glacier, nr Jungfrau Mtn., Swiss Alps (   Switzerland)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD/LEMD), Spain
Destination airport:Fürstenfeldbruck Air Base (ETGV), Germany
Narrative:
The plane crashed into a mountain as a result of a navigation fault. The airplane operated on a flight from Madrid, Spain.

Sources:
» Zerschellt im Hochgebirge / Roger Cornioley


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Distance from Madrid-Barajas Airport to Fürstenfeldbruck Air Base as the crow flies is 1444 km (903 miles).

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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