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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 201838
Last updated: 31 December 2020
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Type:Douglas R5D-4 (DC-4)
Owner/operator:United States Navy (USN)
Registration: 90397
C/n / msn: 27283
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 46
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sand Point NAS, WA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:NAS Los Alamitos, CA
Destination airport:Sand Point NAS, WA
Skidded, broke off the right wing and flipped over on its back on snow covered runway on third landing attempt. Engines and wing parts scattering along the runway. Fire extinguished. Four crew and 42 passengers escaped without serious injuries over hutch and "broken tail".
According to one source, aircraft rebuilt and registered as N96358 Tanker"160" Aero Flight** but this is not possible because of the clear visible destructions.


Youngstown Vindicator 20 January 1957, p1
San Bernardino Sun 20 January 1957, p1/21 January 1957, p3 (photo "397")
Saskatoon Star-Phoenix 30 January 1957, p29 (photo with destroyed right side)

Revision history:

25-Nov-2017 17:47 TB Added
25-Nov-2017 17:51 TB Updated [Source]
25-Nov-2017 19:19 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Damage]
04-Jan-2018 18:33 TB Updated [Source, Damage, Narrative]
06-Dec-2020 20:41 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
07-Dec-2020 19:29 TB Updated [Source, Narrative]

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