ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-54D-10-DC (DC-4) 42-72680 Vila do Porto, Azores
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Date:Tuesday 3 July 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54D-10-DC (DC-4)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-72680
MSN: 10785
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:6,5 km (4.1 mls) E of Vila do Porto, Azores (   Portugal)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Struck hillside and broke up.

Sources:
» Ralph Haner (E-mail, 17-5-2012)
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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accident date: 03-07-1945
type: Douglas C-54D (DC-4)
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accident date: 03-07-1945
type: Douglas C-54D (DC-4)
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accident date: 03-07-1945
type: Douglas C-54D (DC-4)
registration: 42-72680
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accident date: 03-07-1945
type: Douglas C-54D (DC-4)
registration: 42-72680
photo of Douglas-C-54D-42-72680
accident date: 03-07-1945
type: Douglas C-54D (DC-4)
registration: 42-72680
 
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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