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Datum:Montag 1 Februar 1954
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-15-CU Commando
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 44-78027
Werknummer: 33423
Baujahr: 1945
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 30 / Insassen: 30
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 35 / Insassen: 35
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:S off Hokkaido (   Japan)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Tachikawa Air Base (RJTC), Japan
Flug nach:Sapporo-Chitose Airport (CTS/RJCC), Japan
Unfallbericht:
The airplane reportedly suffered an in-flight fire. The pilot attempted a ditched in the Tsugaru Straits between the islands of Honshu and Hokkaido, but the airplane crashed.

Informationsquelle:
» Dover Daily Reporter February 01,1954


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Distance from Tachikawa Air Base to Sapporo-Chitose Airport as the crow flies is 806 km (504 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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