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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 9 March 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54D-1-DC Skymaster (DC-4)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 42-72464
C/n / msn: 10569
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:N of Celle (   Germany)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Celle RAF Station (ZCN/ETHC), Germany
Destination airport:Berlin-R.A.F. Gatow Airport (GWW/EDBG), Germany
Narrative:
Failure of engine No.2. A propeller blade penetrated the fuselage. The C-54 returned and emergency landed at Celle Airport.
The Skymaster was repaired and converted to SC-54D.

Sources:
» Major USAF (Ret.) Bill J. Anderson/picture, via Huschke, Wolfgang J. /Die Rosinenbomber, Die Berliner Luftbrücke 1948/49


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Distance from Celle RAF Station to Berlin-R.A.F. Gatow Airport as the crow flies is 210 km (131 miles).

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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