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Last updated: 8 December 2021
Datum:Sonntag 24 Oktober 1954
Zeit:ca 17:50
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 43-16044
Werknummer: 20510
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 18 / Insassen: 18
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 21 / Insassen: 21
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:ca 12 km W of Limone Piemonte, Cuneo (   Italien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Roma-Ciampino Air Base (CIA/LIRA), Italien
Flug nach:Lyon-Bron Airport (LYN/LFLY), Frankreich
A Douglas C-47A transport plane was destroyed when it flew into the side of a mountain in the Lago Carbone area of the Maritime Alps near the French / Italian border.
The airplane operated on flight from Rome, Italy to RAF Station Manston, UK with an en route stop at Lyon, France. The flight plan contained a bearing error and there were strong winds forecast en route. It went off course and struck a mountain at 8500 feet.

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Roma-Ciampino Air Base to Lyon-Bron Airport as the crow flies is 748 km (468 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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