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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 200519
Last updated: 7 June 2019
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Date:24-JAN-1959
Time:night
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54 (DC-4)
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Akron-Canton, OH -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Bolling Field, WA
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Hit embankment 50 ft from runway, landing gear collapsed and N°1 engine caught fire. Skidded 1000 ft, comming to rest off runway, followed of explosion after occupants got out. Five occupants suffered injuries, one critical. Aircraft consumed by fire.

Sources:

Diário de Lisboa 25 January 1959, p16
Toledo Blade 25 January 1959, p2


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Oct-2017 09:09 TB Added
22-Oct-2017 18:42 TB Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
17-Nov-2017 20:02 TB Updated [Time, Departure airport, Narrative]

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