Vliegtuigongeval op 18 OCT 1944 met Douglas C-54A-15-DC (DC-4) 42-72249 - Langstone Downs, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall
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Datum:woensdag 18 oktober 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54A-15-DC (DC-4)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 42-72249
Constructienummer: 10354
Bouwjaar: 1944
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 7
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 9
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Langstone Downs, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall (   Verenigd Koninkrijk)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Terceira-Lajes AFB, Azores (TER/LPLA), Portugal
Vliegveld van aankomst:Newquay-St Mawgan RAF Station (NQY/EGDG), Verenigd Koninkrijk
The C-54A transport plane was not able to land at the destination of RAF St. Mawgan due to poor weather and an inoperative radio compass.
The pilot decided to divert to RAF Exeter. Then the navigator and checkpilot realised they had used the wrong barometric pressure setting for the altimeter, causing the airplane to be too low. The airplane then impacted a hillside and caught fire.

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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Terceira-Lajes AFB, Azores en Newquay-St Mawgan RAF Station bedraagt 2150 km (1344 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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