ASN Aircraft accident Douglas R5D-3 (DC-4) 56496 Kwajalein NAS (KWA)
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Date:Tuesday 19 September 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R5D-3 (DC-4)
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 56496
MSN: 10624
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Total:Fatalities: 26 / Occupants: 26
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:2,5 km (1.6 mls) E off Kwajalein NAS (KWA) (   Marshall Islands)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Kwajalein Atoll/Dryess Aaf (PKRO), Marshall Islands
Destination airport:Tokyo (unknown airport), Japan
Crashed into sea, shortly after takeoff from runway 07 at NAS Kwajalein on a flight to Tokyo.

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