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Accident
Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Datum:Freitag 4 März 1949
Zeit:16:59
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54E-5-DO (DC-4)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 44-9086
Werknummer: 27312
Baujahr: 1945
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 5
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Bad Langensalza (   Deutschland)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Wiesbaden-Erbenheim (Y-80) Air Base (WIE/ETOU), Deutschland
Flug nach:Berlin-Tempelhof Airport (THF/EDDI), Deutschland
Unfallbericht:
Caught fire & crashed in a field close to Heroldishausen. Two crew members and the two passengers bailed out. 1st/Lt. Royce C. Stephens (pilot) killed. The C-54 was part of Berlin Airlift. The accident was caused by an engine oil leak that resulted in a fire

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


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Distance from Wiesbaden-Erbenheim (Y-80) Air Base to Berlin-Tempelhof Airport as the crow flies is 441 km (276 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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