Accident description
Last updated: 31 October 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 28 August 1944
Time:ca 01:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54A-1-DC (DC-4)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-72171
C/n / msn: 10276
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 20
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Glasgow-Prestwick Airport (PIK) (   United Kingdom) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Glasgow-Prestwick Airport (PIK/EGPK), United Kingdom
Narrative:
Crashed into a residential area while attempting to land at Prestwick (PIK) in poor visibility.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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