Flugunfall 22 SEP 1960 einer Douglas R5D-3 (DC-4) 56541 - Okinawa, Japan
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Datum:Donnerstag 22 September 1960
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R5D-3 (DC-4)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Marine Corps
Kennzeichen: 56541
Werknummer: 22191
Baujahr: 1945
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 26 / Insassen: 26
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 29 / Insassen: 29
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:290 km (181.3 Meilen) SE vom Land entfernt von Okinawa, Japan (   Pacific Ocean)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Atsugi NAS (NJA/RJTA), Japan
Flug nach:Luzon Island-Cubi Point NAS (NCP/RPMB), Philippinen
Unfallbericht:
The R5D-3 transport plane went down after transmitting a message that the No. 3 engine was on fire and they were diverting to Okinawa. The fire in the No. 3 engine was extinguished but a residual fire continued in a tire until it ignited the fuel tank resulting in an explosion.

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» List of accidents and incidents involving military aircraft (1960–74) / hawaiilibrary.net


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Distance from Atsugi NAS to Luzon Island-Cubi Point NAS as the crow flies is 2968 km (1855 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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