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Date:Saturday 7 November 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 42-93074
C/n / msn: 12945
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Tainan (   Taiwan)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Tainan Airport (TNN/RCNN), Taiwan
Destination airport:Angeles City-Clark Air Base (CRK/RPMK), Philippines
Narrative:
Crashed.

Sources:
» Passauer Neue Presse 9 November 1959, p3
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» Gettysburg Times - Nov 7, 1959


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Distance from Tainan Airport to Angeles City-Clark Air Base as the crow flies is 859 km (537 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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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 3451st loss
  • 1282nd fatal accident
  • 252nd worst accident (at the time)
  • 357th worst accident (currently)
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 Taiwan
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  • 19th worst accident (currently)
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