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Last updated: 1 August 2021
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Date:Wednesday 26 January 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54A-DO (DC-4)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 41-37292
MSN: 3083
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Accra Airport (ACC) (   Ghana)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Accra-Kotoka Airport (ACC/DGAA), Ghana
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed on takeoff. The aircraft carried servicemen back to the U.S.
At least 23 passengers and crew were killed.

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» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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