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Accident description
Last updated: 27 November 2015
Date:Wednesday 10 January 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R5D-2 (DC-4)
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 50850
C/n / msn: 10427
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Copper Canyon, NV (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Denver-Buckley Air National Guard Base, CO (BFK), United States of America
Destination airport:Seattle NAS, WA, United States of America
Turbulent conditions caused an uncontrolled descent. The aircraft struck Mount Tobin 300 feet. below the summit and slid 1000 feet down.

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