Accident description
Last updated: 31 October 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 1 April 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-118A
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 53-3250
C/n / msn: 44621/554
First flight: 1955
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:8 km (5 mls) from Orting, WA (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Tacoma-McChord AFB, WA (TCM/KTCM), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed in brush-covered hills after suffering an in-flight emergency situation.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher


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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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