Accident description
Last updated: 18 December 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 13 August 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54G-1-DO (DC-4)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 45-514
C/n / msn: 35967
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Berlin-Tempelhof Airport (THF) (   Germany)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Berlin-Tempelhof Airport (THF/EDDI), Germany
Narrative:
Overran runway on landing runway 27R; crashed into a dam (Tempelhofer Damm) and caught fire.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» Die Rosinenbomber, Die Berliner Luftbrücke 1948/49 / Huschke, Wolfgang J.
» Landesbildstelle Berlin/picture
» http://www.trumanlibrary.org/whistlestop/BERLIN_A/BAPIC_18.HTM
» L'Unità 21-08-1948


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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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