Accident Douglas C-47A-75-DL (DC-3) CX-BJH/T-511, Friday 10 February 1978
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Date:Friday 10 February 1978
Time:23:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-75-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Transporte Aéreo Militar Uruguayo - TAMU
Registration: CX-BJH/T-511
MSN: 19301
Year of manufacture:1943
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 44 / Occupants: 44
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:2 km from Artigas Airport (ATI) -   Uruguay
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Artigas Airport (ATI/SUAG)
Destination airport:Montevideo-Carrasco Airport (MVD/SUMU)
Narrative:
Crashed soon after takeoff and caught fire.

Sources:

Aviation News 10.03.1978
El Tiempo 12 Feb 1978

Statistics

  • 9th worst accident in 1978
  • worst accident of this aircraft type
  • worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

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