Accident description
Last updated: 30 October 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 9 September 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-1049H Super Constellation
Operator:Flying Tiger Line
Registration: N6920C
C/n / msn: 4822
First flight: 1957
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:24 km (15 mls) SW of Tokyo (   Japan) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Wake Island Airport (AWK/PAWK), U.S. Minor Outlying Islands
Destination airport:Tachikawa AB (RJTC), Japan
Narrative:
The Super Constellation crashed into Mount Oyama. It flew U.S. military cargo from Travis AFB to Tokyo.

Sources:
» The Free-Lance Star - Sep 9, 1958


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Distance from Wake Island Airport to Tachikawa AB as the crow flies is 3211 km (2007 miles).

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