ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-47A-30-DK (DC-3) 43-48213 Libya 
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Last updated: 8 August 2022
Date:Friday 29 July 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-30-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-48213
C/n / msn: 25474/14029
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 18
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:145 km (90.6 mls) N off Libya (   Mediterranean Sea)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Tripoli-Wheelus Air Base (MJI/HLLM), Libya
Destination airport:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Greece
Ditched following engine problems. All occupants were rescued by a Grumman SA-16 Albatross within fifteen minutes.

» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde
» The Free-Lance Star - Jul 30, 1955


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Distance from Tripoli-Wheelus Air Base to Athens-Ellinikon International Airport as the crow flies is 1091 km (682 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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