Accident Douglas C-47D (DC-3) 45-1138, Thursday 17 February 1949
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Date:Thursday 17 February 1949
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47D (DC-3)
Owner/operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 45-1138
MSN: 34408/17141
Year of manufacture:1945
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:50 km S of San Antonio de los Cobres, SA -   Argentina
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Salta Airport, SA (SLA/SASA)
Narrative:
Crashed in mountains at an altitude of 4000 m.
The aircraft operated on a flight from Panama City to Buenos Aires.

Sources:

El Tiempo 19 February 1949, p8
Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
El Litoral 21 Feb. 1949
El Litoral 19 Feb. 1949
Miami Daily News Record February 18,1949

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