Accident Douglas C-47A-45-DL (DC-3) 42-24096, Thursday 4 March 1954
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Date:Thursday 4 March 1954
Time:14:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-45-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 42-24096
MSN: 9958
Year of manufacture:1943
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 20
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:near Saint-Étienne-de-Tinée -   France
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Roma-Ciampino Air Base (CIA/LIRA)
Destination airport:Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (HHN/EDFH)
Narrative:
The C-47 transport plane flew into the side of a mountain at an elevation of 8,000 ft. The accident occurred in snow and low overcast conditions. The plane had drifted off the prescribed course and no wind drift correction had been made.
The airplane operated on a flight from Tripoli, Libya to Hahn, Germany with an en route stop at Rome, Italy.

Sources:

Military aviation disasters : significant losses since 1908 / D. Gero, 1999
L'Unitá 7-3-1054

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