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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 20 March 1947
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-93804
C/n / msn: 13756
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:40 km (25 mls) SSW of Dessie (   Ethiopia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Asmara International Airport (ASM/HAAY), Eritrea
Destination airport:Addis Ababa-Bole Airport (ADD/HAAB), Ethiopia
Narrative:
Crashed in the Ethiopian wilderness.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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Distance from Asmara International Airport to Addis Ababa-Bole Airport as the crow flies is 698 km (436 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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