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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Date:Friday 1 December 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-6 (DC-3)
Operator:United States Marine Corps
Registration: 50767
C/n / msn: 26303/14858
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Hagaru-ri Airstrip (   North Korea)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Yonpo Airfield, North Korea
Destination airport:Hagaru-ri Airstrip, North Korea
Narrative:
A USMC R4D-6 transport plane was flying a heavy load of artillery ammo to Marines at Hagaru-ri.
The aircraft landed hard on the rough, undulated surface of the emergency airstrip, causing the load to shifted. One of the propellers dug into an up slope. This caused the plane to skew off to one side, collapsing the landing gear. All aboard survived.
The aircraft was set on fire on December 6 to destroy it and prevent it from falling into enemy hands.

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This is the same aircraft shown in the following photo, Marine 50767.Bill Brennen

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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