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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 16 March 1946
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-5-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-48775
C/n / msn: 26036/14591
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:11 km (6.9 mls) WNW of Zirc (   Hungary)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Tulln/Langenlebarn-Brumowski Air Base (LOXT), Austria
Destination airport:Beograd Airport (BEG/LYBE), Serbia
Narrative:
Crashed due to bad weather.
One source reported five killed and six survived (four crew+seven passengers).

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» http://www.gotech.at/lale6/langenlebarn_6.html
» http://www.gotech.at/todesopfer1939bis1951.html
» Air Britain: Jennifer Gradidge, DC-3 - The first 70 years, published 2006


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Distance from Tulln/Langenlebarn-Brumowski Air Base to Beograd Airport as the crow flies is 501 km (313 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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