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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 1 July 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B (DC-3)
Operator:Luftwaffe
Registration: GA+1..
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Istanbul-Yesilköy Airport (IST) (   Turkey)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The C-47B transport plane was damaged when the left engine disintegrated in flight. A propeller blade punctured the fuselage.
A safe emergency landing was carried out at Istanbul-Yesilköy Airport (IST), Turkey.
The aircraft transported supplies for the JBG33 in the context of a NATO exercise.

Sources:
» Passauer Neue Presse 27.8.1959, p2
» Milliyet Gazete Arsivi 2 July 1959, p1


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