Accident Douglas C-54G (DC-4) 45-494,
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Date:Friday 28 November 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-54G (DC-4)
Owner/operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 45-494
MSN: 35947
Year of manufacture:1945
Fatalities:Fatalities: 37 / Occupants: 39
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:1,5 km N of Tacoma-McChord AFB, WA (TCM) -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Fairbanks-Fort Wainwright Airport, AK (FBK/PAFB)
Destination airport:Tacoma-McChord AFB, WA (TCM/KTCM)
The C-54 transport plane crashed and burned after impacting trees during an aborted approach to Tacoma-McChord in darkness and dense fog.
The crew had decided to abort the approach and divert to Great Falls-Malmstrom AFB.

Spokane Daily Chronicle - Nov 28, 1952


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