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Last updated: 26 May 2020
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Date:Thursday 9 November 1944
Time:02:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54A-1-DO Skymaster
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-107438
C/n / msn: 7457
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:5,6 km (3.5 mls) ENE off Marathon-Florida Keys Airport, FL (MTH) (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Marathon-Florida Keys Airport, FL (MTH/KMTH), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed into Marathon Bay shortly after takeoff from runway 7.

Sources:
» Fatal Army Air Forces Aviation Accidents in the United States, 1941-1945, Vol. 3: August 1944-December 1945 / Anthony J. Mireles
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher


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