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Last updated: 25 May 2020
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Datum:Mittwoch 10 Dezember 1947
Zeit:00:20
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54D-5-DC (DC-4)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 42-72572
Werknummer: 10677
Baujahr: 1945
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 22 / Insassen: 25
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 23 / Insassen: 29
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:ca 13 km N of Goose Bay Airport, NL (YYR) (   Kanada)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Goose Bay Airport, NL (YYR/CYYR), Kanada
Flug nach:Springfield-Westover AFB, MA (CEF/KCEF), USA
Unfallbericht:
The aircraft crashed and burned in a wooded area shortly after taking off from Goose Bay. Snow falling at the time of the accident was a factor.

Informationsquelle:
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher


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Distance from Goose Bay Airport, NL to Springfield-Westover AFB, MA as the crow flies is 1517 km (948 miles).

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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