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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
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Date:Thursday 30 December 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Dominicana - FAD
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Central Dominican Republic (   Dominican Republic)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Dajabon Airport (MDDJ), Dominican Republic
Destination airport:San Isidoro Air Base (MDSI), Dominican Republic
Narrative:
The C-47 transport plane impacted mountainous terrain.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» La Nación 3 January 1972, p20


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Distance from Dajabon Airport to San Isidoro Air Base as the crow flies is 232 km (145 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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