Accident Douglas C-47 (DC-3) TI-108 ?, Saturday 10 April 1948
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Date:Saturday 10 April 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Costa Rican Government
Registration: TI-108 ?
MSN: 6158 ?
Year of manufacture:1942
Fatalities:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Altamira -   Costa Rica
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:San José-La Sabana Airport
After the outbreak of the revolution that started in Costa Rica on 12 March 1948, the government requisitioned several Douglas C-47 from local airlines. One of these was involved in an accident on April 10, 1948.
According to conflicting reports the aircraft was on the return leg of a flight from San José to north of the country or it may have been used on a bombing mission against Figueres’ rebels.
There is no conclusive evidence on what aircraft was involved. However, a C-47 civil registration TI-108, owned by Transportes Aéreos Nacionales -TAN was requisitioned in 1948 and the fate of this aircraft is unknown.

Mario Overall (LAAHS)


photo (c) Federico Poveda; Altamira

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