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Last updated: 24 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 1 October 1983
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-118A (DC-6)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 53-3257
C/n / msn: 44628/564
First flight: 1955
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Reykjavík-Keflavík International Airport (KEF) (   Iceland)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
Reportedly, the C-118 burned up while the maintenance personnel were performing a ground test of the wing heater ignition system. They forgot to isolate the fuel from the burner cans. Because no combustion air was flowing through the heating system, the heaters blew up.

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