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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Date:Wednesday 13 December 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota III (DC-3)
Operator:South African Air Force - SAAF
Registration: KG710
C/n / msn: 13577
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Missing
Airplane fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:between Bari and Athens (   Mediterranean Sea)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Bari Airport (BRI/LIBD), Italy
Destination airport:Athens-Hassani Airport (ATH/LGAT), Greece
Narrative:
Crashed during flight from Bari, Italy to Hassani, Greece

Sources:
» The Dakota Association of South Africa
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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Distance from Bari Airport to Athens-Hassani Airport as the crow flies is 693 km (433 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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