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Hull-loss description
Last updated: 18 July 2018
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Date:Saturday 1 October 1983
Time:05:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-118A (DC-6)
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 533257
C/n / msn: 44628/564
First flight: 1955
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Reykjavík-Keflavík International Airport (KEF) (   Iceland)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
The C-118 transport plane was parked inside a hangar at Keflavík Naval Air Station, Iceland when a fire broke out inside the aircraft.
The ground fire commander stated: "I could see the fire was inside the aircraft. The rear door was open and fire was coming out... and the whole interior of the plane, especially in the rear, was engulfed in flame." The fire department quickly brought the fire under control.
Meanwhile a suspect was apprehended. He was a disgruntled airman who was leaving the command very soon.

Classification:
Destroyed on ground

Sources:
» The White Falcon / October 7. 1983


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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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