Incident Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3) 43-16026, Monday 19 November 1951
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Date:Monday 19 November 1951
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-16026
MSN: 20492
Year of manufacture:1944
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:near Papa -   Hungary
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Erding Air Base (ETSE)
Destination airport:Beograd-Dojno Polje Airport
Narrative:
The C-47 as on a supply mission to Belgrade when it became lost over Yugoslavia and then entered the Hungarian airspace. The plane was forced down by Soviet fighter aircraft stationed in Hungary. The four crew members were released December 27 after the U.S. had agreed to pay USD 120.000 in fines for violating the Hungarian border.

Sources:

Ludington Daily News - Dec 28, 1951
L'Unita 21-11-1951

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

6 August 1961 HA-TSA Malev Hungarian Airlines 27 Budapest w/o

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