Accident description
Last updated: 25 July 2014
Status:
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) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Denver-Buckley Air National Guard Base, CO (BFK), United States of America
Destination airport:Seattle NAS, WA, United States of America
Narrative:
Turbulent conditions caused an uncontrolled descent. The aircraft struck Mount Tobin 300 feet. below the summit and slid 1000 feet down.

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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