The C-47 was called Tp79 in the Swedish Air Force (Svenska Flygplan). In total 8 aircraft were operated (some still flying today).
he first one of the series, 79001, was flying a signals gathering mission, east of Gotland island over international waters (those missions had became recurrent and led to tensions between neutral Sweden and Russia and the Varsaw Pact) when it was shot down by a Mig-15. All the 8 crew members perished (Alvar Älmeberg, Gösta Blad, Herbert Mattson, Carl-Einar Jonsson, Ivar Svensson, Erik Carlsson, Bengt Book, Börje Nilsson).
3 days later a Tp 47 (Consolidated Catalina) was shot down while doing search and rescue looking for the Hugin, the Catalina members survided with injuries.
In 2003 the civil pilot Ander Jallai found the wreckage and led the recovery project of the airplane which is today found in the Flygvapenmuseum in Linköping.