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Last updated: 7 June 2020
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Date:jeudi 3 juillet 1947
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54G-1-DO Skymaster
Compagnie:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Immatriculation: 45-519
Numéro de série: 35972
Année de Fabrication: 1945
Equipage:victimes: 6 / à bord: 6
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 6 / à bord: 6
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:470 km (293.8 milles) NE de Florida coast, USA (   Océan Atlantique)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Militaire
Aéroport de départ:Bermuda-Kindley Field NAS (NWU), Bermudes
Aéroport de destination:West Palm Beach-Morrison AAF, FL (PBI/KPBI), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
A C-54 Skymaster was destroyed when it crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off Florida. All six on board were killed.
The airplane operated on an over water flight from Bermuda-Kindley Field to West Palm Beach, FL. En route the airplane entered an area of severe weather. The pilot failed to maintain control of the airplane.

Probable Cause:

After considering all available facts and existing weather conditions, it is the opinion of the Accident Investigating Board at Morrison Field, Florida, that the aircraft encountered violent turbulence and the pilot lost control of the aircraft. It is possible that structural failure was a factor prior to contact with the ocean. No evidence of fire exists. There was no evidence of a ditching attempt and the debris found indicates that the crew compartment was torn apart on contact with the ocean. The last plotted position of the aircraft and the corresponding position of the frontal zone substantiates the weather assumption. Contributing factors to this accident were possible navigational error allowing aircraft to drift north of course to frontal zone and pilot error in that no apparent effort was made to circumnavigate the frontal weather.

Sources:
» www.Bermuda-Triangle.Org
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» findagrave.com


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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Bermuda-Kindley Field NAS et West Palm Beach-Morrison AAF, FL est de 1607 km (1005 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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