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Last updated: 23 January 2021
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Datum:Donnerstag 15 Januar 1959
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54 (DC-4)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Werknummer:
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Windsor Locks-Bradley Field, CT (BDL) (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Tucson-Davis Monthan AFB, AZ (DMA/KDMA), USA
Flug nach:Windsor Locks-Bradley Field, CT (BDL/KBDL), USA
Unfallbericht:
The C-54 impacted a wooded hillside and burned. The aircraft had been descending in fog with a failure of the compass. The pilot survived the accident. The co-pilot and mechanic died.

Informationsquelle:
» The Evening Independent 16 January 1959, p1+2A
» Youngstown Vindicator 16 January 1959, p4


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Distance from Tucson-Davis Monthan AFB, AZ to Windsor Locks-Bradley Field, CT as the crow flies is 3504 km (2190 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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