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Last updated: 7 December 2021
Datum:donderdag 11 juli 1946
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54 (DC-4)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: registration unknown
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 7
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:39 km (24.4 mijl) van Guam (   Grote Oceaan)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Guam-Harmon Air Force Base, Guam
Vliegveld van aankomst: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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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Guam-Harmon Air Force Base en Atsugi NAS bedraagt 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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