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Last updated: 14 April 2021
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Date:Tuesday 22 November 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54D-1-DC (DC-4)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 42-72474
C/n / msn: 10579
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:48 km (30 mls) E of Kelso, WA (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Tacoma-McChord AFB, WA (TCM/KTCM), United States of America
Destination airport:Portland-Columbia Airport, OR (PDX/KPDX), United States of America
Narrative:
Missing. Discovered crashed on Mount St. Helens 30 November 1949.

Classification:

Sources:
» Passauer Neue Presse 24 November 1949, p1
» AAIR
» Saskatoon Star-Phoenix 1 December 1949, p2


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Distance from Tacoma-McChord AFB, WA to Portland-Columbia Airport, OR as the crow flies is 171 km (107 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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