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Last updated: 29 November 2020
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Date:Friday 27 June 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-118A (DC-6)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 51-3822
C/n / msn: 43569/253
First flight: 1952
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:at an unknown location (   Azerbaijan)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII), Iran
Narrative:
The C-118A was transporting highly sensitive military technology and CIA operatives from Cyprus to Tehran, Iran when fired upon and crippled by two Soviet MiG-17 fighters after wandering off course crossing the Turkey-Armenian border and eventually crashing in Azerbaijan.

Sources:
» The Price of Vigilance" by Larry Tart


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