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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Date:Wednesday 29 May 1946
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54A-15-DC (DC-4)
Operator:United Air Lines
Registration: NC30065
C/n / msn: 10388
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Chicago Municipal Airport, IL (MDW) (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Chicago Municipal Airport, IL (MDW/KMDW), United States of America
Destination airport:Chicago Municipal Airport, IL (MDW/KMDW), United States of America
Narrative:
The DC-4 touched down at a high rate of descent, causing the undercarriage and wings to collapse.
The aircraft was being used for a pilot rating check flight.

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Sources:
» Chicago Tribune 30 May 1946


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