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Last updated: 26 November 2020
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Date:Friday 13 July 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54A-1-DO (DC-4)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 41-107437
C/n / msn: 7456
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:New York-La Guardia Airport, NY (LGA) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
One engine burst into flames on a routine test flight. The aircraft then ground looped during an emergency landing at New York-La Guardia Airport, New York, USA. The aircraft was consumed by fire but the six crew escaped.

Sources:
» Evening Star 14 July 1945, pA6
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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