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Last updated: 9 December 2021
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Datum:Mittwoch 8 Dezember 1954
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Royal Hellenic Air Force
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Werknummer:
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 16 / Insassen: 16
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 19 / Insassen: 19
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Elefsis Air Base (   Griechenland)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Elefsis AB (LGEL), Griechenland
Flug nach:Elefsis AB (LGEL), Griechenland
Unfallbericht:
The Dakota was engaged in parachute exercises over the airfield when a parachute got entangled with the plane, causing the pilot to lose control. The impacted the ground and burst into flames.
Three crew members, 12 officers and four soldiers died.

Informationsquelle:
» L'Unità 9-12-1954
» Saskatoon Star-Phoenix 8 December 1954, p6


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