Accident description
Last updated: 1 August 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 18 January 1949
Time:ca 13:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54G-15-DO (DC-4)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 45-0563
C/n / msn: 36016
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:10 km (6.3 mls) E of Fassberg (   Germany) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Berlin (airport unknown), Germany
Destination airport:Fassberg AB (ETHS), Germany
Narrative:
Crashed and burned 10 km E of Fassberg, Germany. The Skymaster was part of Berlin Airlift.1st/Lt. Robert P. Weaver (pilot) killed.

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


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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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