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Last updated: 23 April 2021
Estado:
Fecha:sábado 25 marzo 1944
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54A-DO (DC-4)
Operador:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registración: 41-37274
Numéro de série: 3064
Año de Construcción: 1943
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 6
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:de la costa de Azores (   Océano Atlántico)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Terceira-Lajes AFB, Azores (TER/LPLA), Portugal
Aeropuerto de Llegada:?
Descripción:
The C-54 departed the Azores bound for the U.K. En route the aircraft passed overhead a convoy at 5,000 feet on top of broken cloud with visibility 20 miles. A Grumman F4F Wildcat fighter from the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Striker mis-identified the transport for a German Focke Wulf FW-200 and shot it down killing all on board.

Fuentes:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» RAFCommand.com
» RAN Reserve News, July 2001
» Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum


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