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1946 C-53 Skytrooper crash on the Gauli Glacier

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The C-53 Crash on the Gauli Glacier in the Bernese Alps, on 19 November 1946 was a turning point in alpine rescue and an international media event. The aircraft, coming from Tulln, Austria , bound for Pisa, Italy, collided with the Gauli Glacier in poor visibility. On board were eight passengers and four crew. Several people were injured, but there were no fatalities.
On 18 November 1946 the C-53 Skytrooper military transport aircraft, – a military, passenger-only, variant of the civilian Douglas DC-3 airliner – took off from Tulln Air Base near Vienna, Austria, bound for Pisa, Italy. The route planning was affected by bad weather, so they chose a route via Munich, Strasbourg, Dijon and Marseille-Istres, to arrive in Pisa two days later.


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