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Last updated: 20 September 2021
Datum:Donnerstag 26 Januar 1950
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54D-1-DC (DC-4)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Marine Corps
Kennzeichen: 42-72469
Werknummer: 10574
Baujahr: 1945
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 8
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 36 / Insassen: 36
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 44 / Insassen: 44
Sachschaden: Vermisst
Konsequenzen: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Unfallort:nahe Snag, YT (   Kanada)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Anchorage-Elmendorf AFB, AK (EDF/PAED), USA
Flug nach:Great Falls-Malmstrom AFB, MT (GFA/KGFA), USA
The USMC Douglas C-54 departed Elmendorf AFB (EDF) on a flight to Great Falls (GFA). It took Amber Airway No.2 over Canada, but failed to arrive at its destination. Last radio contact was at 17:09 near Snag, YT. The wreckage still had not been found by 1951.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: 
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: Accident report
Download report: Final report

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Anchorage-Elmendorf AFB, AK to Great Falls-Malmstrom AFB, MT as the crow flies is 2847 km (1780 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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