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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2016
Date:Wednesday 12 January 1949
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 Air Force - USAF
Registration: 42-72629
C/n / msn: 10734
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:4 km (2.5 mls) E of Frankfurt Rhein-Main Airport (FRA) (   Germany)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Berlin (unknown airport), Germany
Destination airport:Frankfurt Rhein-Main Airport (FRA/EDDF), Germany
Crashed on approach in a snowstorm. The C-54 was part of the Berlin Airlift.

» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher
» Die Rosinenbomber, Die Berliner Luftbrücke 1948/49 / Huschke, Wolfgang J.


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