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Last updated: 16 July 2019
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Date:Saturday 25 June 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54E-1-DO Skymaster (DC-4)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 44-9050
C/n / msn: 27276
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Berlin-Tempelhof Airport (THF) (   Germany)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Frankfurt-Rhein-Main AFB (FRF/EDAF), Germany
Destination airport:Berlin-Tempelhof Airport (THF/EDDI), Germany
Narrative:
Overturned on landing and came to rest inverted. One crew member suffered injuries. The C-54 was part of the Berlin Airlift.

Sources:
» Historical Airlift Report of Tempelhof Airbase/picture, via Huschke, Wolfgang J. /Die Rosinenbomber, Die Berliner Luftbrücke 1948/49


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Distance from Frankfurt-Rhein-Main AFB to Berlin-Tempelhof Airport as the crow flies is 428 km (268 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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