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Accident description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
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Date:Wednesday 26 January 1955
Time:16:58
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54G-5-DO (DC-4)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 45-569
C/n / msn: 36022
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Ocean Weather Station Echo [35N 48W] (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Terceira-Lajes Airport, Azores (TER/LPLA), Portugal
Destination airport:Bermuda-Kindley Field NAS (NWU), Bermuda
Narrative:
The C-54 transport plane was short on fuel and was not able to reach Bermuda. The pilot ditched the plane near the Coast Guard cutter Coos Bay.

Classification:
Ditching

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Distance from Terceira-Lajes Airport, Azores to Bermuda-Kindley Field NAS as the crow flies is 3425 km (2141 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networks 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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