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Last updated: 20 October 2020
Fecha:martes 26 septiembre 1950
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54D-1-DC (DC-4)
Operador:United States Air Force - USAF
Registración: 42-72457
Numéro de série: 10562
Año de Construcción: 1945
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 8
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 18 / Ocupantes: 43
Total:Fatalidades: 23 / Ocupantes: 51
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:1,5 km (0.9 milles) de la costa de Ashiya Air Base (   Japón)
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Ashiya Air Base (RJFA), Japón
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Seoul-Gimpo (Kimpo) International Airport (SEL/RKSS), Corea del Sur
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.

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
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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