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Datum:Freitag 28 November 1952
Zeit:ca 00:50
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54G (DC-4)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 45-494
Werknummer: 35947
Baujahr: 1945
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 30 / Insassen: 32
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 37 / Insassen: 39
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:1,5 km (0.9 Meilen) N of Tacoma-McChord AFB, WA (TCM) (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Fairbanks-Fort Wainwright Airport, AK (FBK/PAFB), USA
Flug nach:Tacoma-McChord AFB, WA (TCM/KTCM), USA
Unfallbericht:
The C-54 transport plane crashed and burned after impacting trees during an aborted approach to Tacoma-McChord in darkness and dense fog.
The crew had decided to abort the approach and divert to Great Falls-Malmstrom AFB.

Informationsquelle:
» thekwe.org
» Spokane Daily Chronicle - Nov 28, 1952


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Distance from Fairbanks-Fort Wainwright Airport, AK to Tacoma-McChord AFB, WA as the crow flies is 2460 km (1537 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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