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Last updated: 20 June 2019
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Date:Tuesday 20 June 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54A-DO (DC-4)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 41-37277
C/n / msn: 3067
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:55 km (34.4 mls) NW of Millinocket, ME (   United States of America)
Crash site elevation: 1189 m (3901 feet) amsl
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Stephenville Air Base, NL (YJT/CYJT), Canada
Destination airport:Washington-National Airport, DC (DCA/KDCA), United States of America
Narrative:
En route to Washington (DCA), the airplane flew into the south side of Fort Mountain at an elevation of about 3900 feet.

Sources:
» Fatal Army Air Forces Aviation Accidents in the United States, 1941-1945, Vol. 2: July 1943-July 1944 / Anthony J. Mireles
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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Distance from Stephenville Air Base, NL to Washington-National Airport, DC as the crow flies is 1815 km (1134 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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