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Accident description
Last updated: 26 November 2015
Date:Tuesday 15 June 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54G-1-DO (DC-4)
Operator:Great Lakes Airlines
Registration: N30070
C/n / msn: 35931
First flight: 1945
Total airframe hrs:21923
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2000-9M4
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 79
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 82
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Gage Airport, OK (GAG) (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kansas City Municipal Airport, MO (MKC/KMKC), United States of America
Destination airport:Hollywood-Lockheed Air Terminal, CA (BUR/KBUR), United States of America
Flightnumber: 146
An uncontrollable no. 3 engine fire forced the crew to carry out an off runway emergency landing. The aircraft burned out.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "A bearing failure of the no.3 engine generator causing extreme frictional heat and the release of inflammable fluid which ignited in flight."

» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 47-AN/42 (115-117)


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Distance from Kansas City Municipal Airport, MO to Hollywood-Lockheed Air Terminal, CA as the crow flies is 2168 km (1355 miles).

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