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Last updated: 2 December 2020
Date:Friday 15 May 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Lydda Airport (TLV) (   Israel)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
The aircraft of the US military attaché in Israel caught fire at night and burned out. Sabotage is suspected.

Damaged on the ground

» Singapore Standard 18 May 1953, p7


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