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Accident description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
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Date:Sunday 27 December 1953
Type:Canadair C-54GM Argonaut
Operator:Royal Canadian Air Force - RCAF
Registration: 17505
C/n / msn: 112
First flight: 1947
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin 622
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Shemya AFB, AK (SYA) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Shemya AFB, AK (SYA/PASY), United States of America
Narrative:
Damaged beyond repair on landing when it left the runway at high speed during a 50 knot cross wind. The plane was taking part in the Korean airlift.

Classification:
Runway excursion

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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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