Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 9 April 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R5D-3 (DC-4)
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 50872
C/n / msn: 10558
First flight: 1945
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Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Okinawa-Yontan Field (   Japan)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Okinawa-Yontan Field, Japan
Narrative:
Overshot landing and caught fire.

Sources:
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher


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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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