ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-47B-23-DK (DC-3) 2016 Asunción
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Date:Friday 29 August 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-23-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Transporte Aéreo Militar - TAM Paraguay
Registration: 2016
MSN: 27148/15703
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Asunción (   Paraguay)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Asunción-Silvio Pettirossi International Airport (ASU/SGAS), Paraguay
Destination airport:Ayolas Airport (AYO/SGAY), Paraguay
Engine problems forced the crew to return to Asunción (ASU) shortly after takeoff. The airplane did not make it back to the airport and crash-landed in the Lambaré neighbourhood of Asunción, colliding with a house.

» Scramble 308
» The Paraguayan Air Force’s Military Air Transport - TAM / By Antonio Luis Sapienza (LAAHS Paraguay)
» El Informador 31 August 1980, p8A


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Asunción-Silvio Pettirossi International Airport to Ayolas Airport as the crow flies is 245 km (153 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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