ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-54D-5-DC (DC-4) N-605 Hesselø [Kattegat]
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Date:Monday 8 November 1965
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54D-5-DC (DC-4)
Operator:Kongelige Danske Flyvevåbnet
Registration: N-605
MSN: 10710
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 19
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:31 km (19.4 mls) NE off Hesselø [Kattegat] (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Værløse Air Base (EKVL), Denmark
Destination airport:Aalborg Air Base (AAL/EKYT), Denmark
The C-54 was performing a combined mail and training flight from Værløse Air Base to Aalborg, Bodø, Keflavik and Greenland.
Twenty minutes after departure power was lost on all 4 engines and smoke entered the cockpit. The flight crew ditched the aircraft in the Kattgat waters, 31 km northeast off the island Hesselø. All occupants were rescued by a fishing trawler.


» Youngstown Vindicator 8 November 1965, p1


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Værløse Air Base to Aalborg Air Base as the crow flies is 210 km (131 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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