Accident description
Last updated: 20 September 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 27 July 1950
Time:ca 04:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47D
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 44-76439
C/n / msn: 16023/32771
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 23
Total:Fatalities: 25 / Occupants: 26
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:15 km (9.4 mls) S off O-Shima (   Japan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Tokyo-Haneda Airport (HND/RJTT), Japan
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Some twenty minutes after takeoff from the Haneda AB, the C-47 descended into the sea. One passenger survived the accident. The wreckage sank to a depth of about 1500m and was not recovered.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Military aviation disasters : significant losses since 1908 / D. Gero, 1999


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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Douglas DC-3

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