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Last updated: 16 November 2018
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Date:Wednesday 6 September 1950
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: 42-72583
C/n / msn: 10688
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:7 km (4.4 mls) NW of Osaka-Itami Air Base (ITM) (   Japan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Osaka-Itami Airport (ITM/RJOO), Japan
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed shortly after takeoff. Three journalists from INS killed.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» L'Unitá 8-9-1950


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