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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Date:Tuesday 15 February 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R5D-2 (C-54B)
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 90386
C/n / msn: 18372
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Oberpfaffenhofen Airport (OBF) (   Germany)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Oberpfaffenhofen Airport (OBF/EDMO), Germany
Narrative:
The crew forgot to lower the gear. The aircraft landed on its belly and skidded before coming to rest. Fire erupted.

Classification:
Wheel(s) up landing

Sources:
» Wolfgang J. /Die Rosinenbomber, Die Berliner Luftbrücke 1948/49
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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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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