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Accident description
Last updated: 13 December 2017
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Date:Thursday 21 January 1982
Time:21:04
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54E-15-DO (DC-4)
Operator:Aéronavale
Registration: 49148
C/n / msn: 27374
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:10 km (6.3 mls) E of Noumea-Tontouta Airport (NOU) (   New Caledonia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Nouméa-Tontouta Airport (NOU/NWWW), New Caledonia
Destination airport:Nouméa-Tontouta Airport (NOU/NWWW), New Caledonia
Narrative:
The C-54 was practicing touch-and-goes from the North to the South at Noumea-Tontouta Airport, New Caledonia. After the tenth touch-and-go the airplane turned left and impacted Mt. Kokoréta at an altitude of 1002 meters.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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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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