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Last updated: 30 November 2021
Date:Saturday 1 June 1946
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54E-5-DO (DC-4)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 44-9078
MSN: 27304
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 30 / Occupants: 38
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Amalfi (   Italy)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Cairo (unknown airport), Egypt
Destination airport:Roma-Ciampino Airport (CIA/LIRA), Italy
Lost control and crashed after cockpit fire.

Loss of control

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