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Accident description
Last updated: 16 October 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 12 January 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 41-18681
C/n / msn: 6087
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Monte Tezio (   Italy)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Gioia Del Colle Air Base (LIBV), Italy
Destination airport:Gioia Del Colle Air Base (LIBV), Italy
Narrative:
The C-47 impacted a ridge of Monte Tezio in Italy after dropping paratroopers near Lago Trasimeno, Italy.

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» MACR
» http://www.archeologidellaria.org/


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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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