Descripcin del Accidente ASN 20 JUL 1948 Douglas C-47B-30-DK (DC-3) 476561/FRAMC - Marseille, France 
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Fecha:martes 20 julio 1948
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-30-DK (DC-3)
Operador:L'Arme de L'Air
Registracin: 476561/FRAMC
Numro de srie: 32893/16145
Ao de Construccin: 1945
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Tripulacin:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 20
Daos en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicacin:130 km (81.3 milles) S de la costa de Marseille, France (   Mar Mediterrneo)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Algiers-Maison Blanche Airport (ALG/DAAG), Argelia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Istres-Le Tub Air Base (LFMI), Francia
A Douglas C-47B transport plane ditched in the Mediterranean Sea during a flight from Algiers, Algeria to Istres Air Base in France.
All twenty occupants were rescued.

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Algiers-Maison Blanche Airport to Istres-Le Tub Air Base as the crow flies is 768 km (480 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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