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Last updated: 20 November 2018
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Date:Tuesday 19 December 1950
Time:ca 07:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54E-5-DO (DC-4)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 44-9096
C/n / msn: 27322
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 30 / Occupants: 30
Total:Fatalities: 37 / Occupants: 37
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mt. Tabayoc (   Philippines)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Okinawa-Naha AFB (AHA), Japan
Destination airport:Angeles City-Clark Air Base (CRK/RPMK), Philippines
Narrative:
The Skymaster was en route from Japan to Clark Air Base in the Philippines. Some 150 km north of Clark AB, the airplane was flying IFR at an altitude of 8000 feet.
It crossed mountainous terrain and flew into the side of Mt. Tabayoc (height: 9322 feet).

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher
» Military aviation disasters : significant losses since 1908 / D. Gero, 1999


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