Accident Douglas R6D-1 (DC-6) 131612,
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Date:Tuesday 22 March 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas R6D-1 (DC-6)
Owner/operator:United States Navy
Registration: 131612
MSN: 43715/362
Year of manufacture:1953
Fatalities:Fatalities: 66 / Occupants: 66
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:24 km NW of Honolulu, HI -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Honolulu-Hickam AFB, HI (HIK)
Destination airport:Fairfield-Travis AFB, CA (SUU/KSUU)
The R6D-1, a Navy derivative of the DC-6, was flying Air Force, Army and Navy personnel from Tokyo to Fairfield-Travis AFB, CA. An intermediate stop was made at Honolulu-Hickam AFB, HI (HIK). After takeoff from Hickam AFB, the airplane suffered radio problems and the crew decided to return to the air base.
A navigational error caused the plane strayed off course towards the Waianae Range. The airplane flew into a mountain peak, eight miles north of its intended position.



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