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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
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Date:Wednesday 27 November 1946
Time:ca 10:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Lineas Aéreas Costarricenses - LACSA
Registration: RX-76
C/n / msn: 20590
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 20
Total:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 23
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near San José (   Costa Rica)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Parrita Airport (MRPR), Costa Rica
Destination airport:San José-La Sabana Airport, Costa Rica
Narrative:
Struck mountain on approach.

Sources:
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 48)


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Douglas DC-3

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