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Last updated: 13 October 2019
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Date:Monday 10 December 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-15-DL Skytrain
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Argentina - FAA
Registration: TA-33
C/n / msn: 9254
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Ellsworth Station (   Antarctica)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Ellsworth Station, Antarctica
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Caught fire during a JATO takeoff.
On December 30, 1962 Ellsworth Station closed; it was eventually covered by ice and disappeared.

Sources:
» La Aventura de Volar / Brig.My. Rubén O. Palazzi, Biblioteca Nacional de Aeronáutica - 2003 Argentina


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