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Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 18 January 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R6D-1 (DC-6)
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Okinawa-Kadena AFB (DNA) (   Japan)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Okinawa-Kadena AFB (DNA/RODN), Japan
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
On departure from Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan, the U.S. Navy R6D-1 Liftmaster experienced a failed engine during or immediately after takeoff. The plane struck a hillside, a mile from the runway. All 35 on board survived. Two suffered burn injuries.

Sources:
» Charleston Evening Post, Saturday 18 January 1958, page 2-A.


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