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Last updated: 18 July 2019
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Date:Thursday 26 July 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54D-5-DC (DC-4)
Operator:Força Aérea Portuguesa
Registration: 7501
C/n / msn: 10664
First flight: 1945
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Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Las Palmas-Gando Air Base (LPA) (   Spain)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:São Tomé Island Airport (TMS/FPST), São Tomé and Príncipe
Destination airport:Las Palmas-Gando Air Base (LPA/GCLP), Spain
Narrative:
Crash-landed into the sea during the approach to Gando Air Base.

Sources:
» José Vilhena


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Distance from São Tomé Island Airport to Las Palmas-Gando Air Base as the crow flies is 3845 km (2403 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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