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Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 13 October 1969
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: 42-72611
C/n / msn: 10716
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:within Alaska (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Anchorage-Elmendorf AFB, AK (EDF/PAED), United States of America
Destination airport:King Salmon Airport, AK (AKN/PAKN), United States of America
Narrative:
Crashed en route Anchorage to King Salmon, Alaska. The wreckage was found in 1972.

Sources:
» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde


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Distance from Anchorage-Elmendorf AFB, AK to King Salmon Airport, AK as the crow flies is 472 km (295 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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