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Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Fecha:miércoles 26 julio 1944
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54A-5-DO (DC-4)
Operador:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registración: 42-107470
Numéro de série: 7489
Año de Construcción: 1944
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 20 / Ocupantes: 20
Total:Fatalidades: 26 / Ocupantes: 26
Daños en la Aeronave: Desaparecido
Consecuencias: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Ubicación:SE off Greenland (   Océano Atlántico)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Keflavík International Airport (KEF/BIKF), Islandia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Stephenville Air Base, NL (YJT/CYJT), Canadá
Descripción:
The Douglas Skymaster departed the U.K., flying American service personnel back home. Intermediate stops were planned at Keflavík, Iceland and Stephenville, Canada. Last radio contact with the flight was three hours after takeoff from Keflavík, when over the North Atlantic Ocean off Greenland. The aircraft did not arrive at Stephenville and was declared missing. No trace of the plane was ever found.

Fuentes:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Military aviation disasters : significant losses since 1908 / D. Gero, 1999


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Distance from Keflavík International Airport to Stephenville Air Base, NL as the crow flies is 2724 km (1702 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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