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Last updated: 15 December 2019
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Datum:Dienstag 26 September 1950
Zeit:04:25
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54D-1-DC (DC-4)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 42-72457
Werknummer: 10562
Baujahr: 1945
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 8
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 18 / Insassen: 43
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 23 / Insassen: 51
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:1,5 km (0.9 Meilen) vom Land entfernt von Ashiya Air Base (   Japan)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Ashiya Air Base (RJFA), Japan
Flug nach:Seoul-Gimpo (Kimpo) International Airport (SEL/RKSS), Südkorea
Unfallbericht:
The C-54 plane was part of the Allied airlift which is carrying troops and supplies to Korea. It crashed into the sea immediately after takeoff from Ashiya Air Base.

Informationsquelle:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Nurse Saves 27 In Japan Plane Crash (Portland Press Herald, 1950-09-26)
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher


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Distance from Ashiya Air Base to Seoul-Gimpo (Kimpo) International Airport as the crow flies is 534 km (333 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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