Accident
Last updated: 24 April 2014
Estado:
Fecha:sábado 5 mayo 1945
Hora:22:26
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54E-1-DO
Operador:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registración: 44-9043
Numéro de série: 27269
Año de Construcción: 1945
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 15 / Ocupantes: 15
Total:Fatalidades: 21 / Ocupantes: 21
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Manus Island (   Papúa Nueva Guinea)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:?
Aeropuerto de Llegada:?
Descripción:
The Skymaster departed Sorido Airstrip on Manus Island. After takeoff the pilot did not turn away to clear rising terrain. The aircraft flew into a bluff at an elevation of about 500 feet (150 m). It was deemed possible that the flaps were retracted too soon after takeoff.

Fuentes:
» Military aviation disasters : significant losses since 1908 / D. Gero, 1999
» 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 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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