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Last updated: 15 November 2018
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Date:Wednesday 8 December 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Hellenic Air Force
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Total:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Elefsis Air Base (   Greece)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Elefsis AB (LGEL), Greece
Destination airport:Elefsis AB (LGEL), Greece
Narrative:
The Dakota was engaged in parachute exercises over the airfield when a parachute got entangled with the plane, causing the pilot to lose control. The impacted the ground and burst into flames.
Three crew members, 12 officers and four soldiers died.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» L'Unità 9-12-1954
» Saskatoon Star-Phoenix 8 December 1954, p6


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