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Accident description
Last updated: 15 December 2017
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Date:Thursday 6 December 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-65-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 42-100488
C/n / msn: 18951
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:32 km (20 mls) E of Marseille (   France)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed into mountain (Massif de la Sainte-Baume). Found two days later.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Passauer Neue Presse 10 December 1951


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