Accident description
Last updated: 31 October 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 22 May 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas VC-54G (DC-4)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 45-585
C/n / msn: 36038
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1 km (0.6 mls) from Bedford-Hanscom AFB, MA (BED) (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Camp Springs-Andrews AFB, MD (ADW/KADW), United States of America
Destination airport:Bedford-Hanscom Field, MA (BED/KBED), United States of America
Narrative:
The C-54 crashed short of the runway, skidded into woods and caught fire. Officials at Hanscom AFB reported that three persons were on board while sources at Andrews reported that a fourth person was also on board.

Sources:
» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde


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Distance from Camp Springs-Andrews AFB, MD to Bedford-Hanscom Field, MA as the crow flies is 618 km (386 miles).

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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