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Last updated: 2 December 2021
Datum:Donnerstag 11 Juli 1946
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54 (DC-4)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 7
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:39 km (24.4 Meilen) vom Land entfernt von Guam (   Pacific Ocean)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Guam-Harmon Air Force Base,
Flug nach:Atsugi NAS (NJA/RJTA), Japan
The C-54 ditched five minutes after take-off after losing power on two engines. The aircraft was heavily loaded with mail, gasoline and freight.
The crew was rescued by a boat a few minutes later. The flight crew were civilians from Pacific Overseas Airways, a contract carrier for the USAAF's Air Transport Command.

» Sunday Tribune (Singapore) 14 July 1946, p2
» San Bernardino Sun 12 July 1946, p11


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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 Guam-Harmon Air Force Base to Atsugi NAS as the crow flies is 2487 km (1555 miles).

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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