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Last updated: 27 October 2021
Datum:Samstag 11 Dezember 1948
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R5D-3 (DC-4)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Navy
Kennzeichen: 56502
Werknummer: 10643
Baujahr: 1945
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 6
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:1,6 km (1 Meilen) S of Königstein im Taunus (   Deutschland)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:Berlin-Tempelhof Airport (THF/EDBB), Deutschland
Flug nach:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF), Deutschland
The C-54 crashed in Taunus Mountains near Frankfurt-am-Main, when it was returning from Berlin (Berlin Airlift)

» VR-6 Historical Report for 30 October 1948 to 31 January 1949


photo of Douglas-R5D-3-56502
accident date: 11-12-1948
type: Douglas R5D-3 (DC-4)
registration: 56502

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 Berlin-Tempelhof Airport to Frankfurt International Airport as the crow flies is 431 km (269 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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