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Last updated: 24 October 2020
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Date:Saturday 14 December 1946
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54D (DC-4)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-72541
C/n / msn: 10646
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Fairbanks-Ladd Army Airfield, AK (FBK) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Fairbanks-Ladd Army Airfield, AK (FBK/PAFB), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The C-54 transport aircraft crashed into a metal hangar during a night take-off due to multiple engine failure.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» L'Echo d'Oran 15 December 1946


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