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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 26 April 1950
Time:ca 11:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54D-5-DC (DC-4)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 42-72597
C/n / msn: 10702
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:6,5 km (4.1 mls) E of Hartsville, SC (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Greenville-Donaldson AFB, SC (GDC/KGYH), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
An in-flight fire forced the crew to carry out an emergency landing in an oat field.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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