Criminal Occurrence
Last updated: 24 November 2014
Estado:
Fecha:viernes 23 marzo 1945
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54B-1-DC (DC-4)
Operador:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registración: 42-72346
Numéro de série: 10451
Año de Construcción: 1944
Tripulación:Fatalidades: / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: / Ocupantes:
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:at an unknown location (   País desconocido)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Terceira-Lajes Airport, Azores (TER/LPLA), Portugal
Aeropuerto de Llegada:?
Descripción:
The C-54 departed the Azores bound for the U.K. En route the aircraft passed overhead a convoy at 5,000 feet on top of broken cloud with visibility 20 miles. A Grumman F4F Wildcat fighter from the Australian Navy aircraft carrier HMS Striker mis-identified the transport for a German Focke Wulf FW-200 and shot it down killing all on board.
The identity has not been confirmed. As another C-54 was also reported lost on this date, 42-72368 might also have been the airplane in question.


Fuentes:
» RAFCommand.com
» RAN Reserve News, July 2001


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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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