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Last updated: 22 October 2019
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Date:Tuesday 18 January 1949
Time:ca 13:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54G-15-DO (DC-4)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 45-563
C/n / msn: 36016
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:10 km (6.3 mls) E of Fassberg (   Germany)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Berlin-Tempelhof Airport (THF/EDDI), Germany
Destination airport:Fassberg Air Base (ETHS), Germany
Narrative:
Crashed and burned 10 km E of Fassberg, Germany. The Skymaster was part of Berlin Airlift. 1st/Lt. Robert P. Weaver (pilot) killed.

Sources:
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher
» Huschke, Wolfgang J. /Die Rosinenbomber
» Die Rosinenbomber, Die Berliner Luftbrücke 1948/49
» The Unheralded: Men an Woman of the Berlin Blockade and Airlift/Edward Gere


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Distance from Berlin-Tempelhof Airport to Fassberg Air Base as the crow flies is 220 km (138 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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