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Last updated: 21 May 2019
Status:Zwischenbericht
Datum:Freitag 16 Januar 1953
Zeit:19:37
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54D-5-DC (DC-4)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 42-72558
Werknummer: 10663
Baujahr: 1945
Besatzung:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 13 / Insassen: 14
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:1,5 km (0.9 Meilen) E of Stephenville-Ernest Harmon AFB, NL (YJT) (   Kanada)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:St. John's Airport, NL (YYT/CYYT), Kanada
Flug nach:Stephenville-Ernest Harmon AFB, NL (YJT/CYJT), Kanada
Unfallbericht:
Crashed on rocky terrain while on finals to Harmon AFB (YJT).

Informationsquelle:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Spokane Daily Chronicle - Jan 16, 1953


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Distance from St. John's Airport, NL to Stephenville-Ernest Harmon AFB, NL as the crow flies is 440 km (275 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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