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Accident description
Last updated: 16 October 2017
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Date:Friday 7 March 1952
Time:15:40
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: 42-100593
C/n / msn: 19056
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Guggi Glacier, nr Jungfrau Mtn., Swiss Alps (   Switzerland)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD/LEMD), Spain
Destination airport:Fürstenfeldbruck Air Base (ETGV), Germany
Narrative:
The plane crashed into a mountain as a result of a navigation fault. The airplane operated on a flight from Madrid, Spain.

Sources:
» Zerschellt im Hochgebirge / Roger Cornioley


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