Accident description
Last updated: 26 October 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 29 May 1947
Time:ca 22:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54D-5-DC (DC-4)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-72553
C/n / msn: 10658
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 33 / Occupants: 33
Total:Fatalities: 41 / Occupants: 41
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Atsugi-NAS (NJA) (   Japan) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Seoul-Gimpo (Kimpo) International Airport (SEL/RKSS), South Korea
Destination airport:Atsugi NAS (NJA/RJTA), Japan
Narrative:
Crashed on approach.

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


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Distance from Seoul-Gimpo (Kimpo) International Airport to Atsugi NAS as the crow flies is 1147 km (717 miles).

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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