Accident description
Last updated: 31 August 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 25 July 1948
Time:ca 01:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-15-DK (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-49534
C/n / msn: 15350/26795
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:4 km (2.5 mls) W of Berlin-Tempelhof Airport (THF) (   Germany) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Wiesbaden-Erbenheim (Y-80) AB (WIE/ETOU), Germany
Destination airport:Berlin-Tempelhof Airport (THF/EDDI), Germany
Narrative:
Hit the roof and fell into the street in front of an apartment building Handjery-Strasse 2, Berlin-Friedenau on final approach to Tempelhof. Three persons on the ground were injured. The Skytrain was part of the Berlin Airlift.

Sources:
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher
» The Unheralded: Men and Women of the Berlin Blockade and Airlift/Edwin Gere
» Die Rosinenbomber: Die Berliner Luftbrücke 1948/49, Huschke, Wolfgang J.


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Distance from Wiesbaden-Erbenheim (Y-80) AB to Berlin-Tempelhof Airport as the crow flies is 441 km (276 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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