ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-54D (DC-4) 42-72734 Fairbanks-Ladd Army Airfield, AK (FBK)
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Date:Tuesday 10 April 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54D (DC-4)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 42-72734
MSN: 10839
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Fairbanks-Ladd Army Airfield, AK (FBK) (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Fairbanks-Ladd Army Airfield, AK (FBK/PAFB), United States of America
Destination airport:Fairbanks-Ladd Army Airfield, AK (FBK/PAFB), United States of America
Crashed and caught fire during attempt to pick up a glider. The glider towing rope wound itself around the elevator, causing the C-54 to lose control.

» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Lodi News-Sentinel - Apr 11, 1951


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