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Douglas DC-3
The Douglas DC-3 is an American fixed-wing propeller-driven aircraft whose speed and range revolutionized air transport in the 1930s and 1940s. Its lasting impact on the airline industry and World War II makes it one of the most significant transport aircraft ever made...
Timeline of Events
1935
12.17.1935
First flight of the Douglas DC-3 airplane.
1948
12.28.1948
The DC-3 airliner ''NC16002'' disappears 50 miles south of Miami, Florida.
1952
6.13.1952
Catalina affair: a Swedish Douglas DC-3 is shot down by a Soviet MiG-15 fighter.
2001
1.25.2001
A 50-year-old Douglas DC-3 crashes near Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela killing 24.
2004
3.19.2004
A Swedish DC-3 shot down by a Russian MiG-15 in 1952 over the Baltic Sea is finally recovered after years of work. The remains of the three crewmen are left in place, pending further investigations.