Accident Douglas R5D-3 (DC-4) 56541,
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Date:Thursday 22 September 1960
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas R5D-3 (DC-4)
Owner/operator:United States Marine Corps
Registration: 56541
MSN: 22191
Year of manufacture:1945
Fatalities:Fatalities: 29 / Occupants: 29
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:290 km SE off Okinawa, Japan -   Pacific Ocean
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Atsugi NAS (NJA/RJTA)
Destination airport:Luzon Island-Cubi Point NAS (NCP/RPMB)
The R5D-3 transport plane went down after transmitting a message that the No. 3 engine was on fire and they were diverting to Okinawa. The fire in the No. 3 engine was extinguished but a residual fire continued in a tire until it ignited the fuel tank resulting in an explosion.


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