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Accident description
Last updated: 30 November 2015
Date:Friday 30 June 1950
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: 45-518
C/n / msn: 35971
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Total:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 23
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:8 km (5 mls) NW of Busan (   South Korea)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Crashed into a 2000 ft high hill.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde
» Korean War Aircraft Loss Database (KORWALD)
» The Miami News - Jul 1, 1950


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