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Last updated: 7 December 2021
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Date:Friday 14 December 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-20-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-49791
MSN: 27052/15607
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Heraklion Airport (   Greece)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Athens-Hassani Airport (ATH/LGAT), Greece
Destination airport:Heraklion Airport (HER/LGIR), Greece
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed into the sea 250 yards airfield.

Sources:
» www.findagrave.com
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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Distance from Athens-Hassani Airport to Heraklion Airport as the crow flies is 310 km (194 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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