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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:
Date:Saturday 8 April 1967
Time:ca 11:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46
Operator:Republic of Korea Air Force - ROKAF
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 44
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Seoul-Yeouido Air Base (   South Korea)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Seoul-Yeouido Air Base, South Korea
Destination airport:Daegu (Taegu) International Airport (TAE/RKTN), South Korea
Narrative:
A Curtiss C-46 transport plane of the Republic of Korea Air Force's 5th Air Transport Squadron was destroyed in an accident near Seoul-Yeouido Air Base, South Korea. All fifteen on board the plane and 44 people on the ground were killed.
The airplane took off in drizzle and suffered no. 2 engine problems. It struck a building, about five minutes after takeoff and crashed in a populated area. A fire erupted, destroying several wooden houses.

Sources:
» The Times Record 8-4-1967


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Distance from Seoul-Yeouido Air Base to Daegu (Taegu) International Airport as the crow flies is 237 km (148 miles).

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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