ASN Aircraft accident Douglas R5D-3 (C-54D) 56545 Berlin-Tempelhof Airport (THF)
ASN logo

Date:Monday 15 November 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R5D-3 (C-54D)
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 56545
MSN: 22197
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Berlin-Tempelhof Airport (THF) (   Germany)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Berlin-Tempelhof Airport (THF/EDBB), Germany
Overran the end of the runway and caught fire. Lt. William O. Kuencer (co-pilot) and Capt. Armand I. Grenadier (check-pilot) were seriously injured. Lt. Com. Stephan Lukacik (pilot) and ADC Sydney D. Pointer suffered minor injuries.

Runway excursion

» Accident photo
» VR-6 Historical Report for 30 October 1948 to 31 January 1949


Add your photo of this accident or aircraft
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.
languages: languages


The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF on social media FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2023 Flight Safety Foundation

1920 Ballenger Av, 4th Fl.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314