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Last updated: 20 October 2021
Datum:Mittwoch 12 August 1953
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R6D-1 (DC-6)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Navy
Kennzeichen: 131586
Werknummer: 43689/319
Baujahr: 1953
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Springfield-Westover AFB, MA (CEF) (   USA)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Flug von:Springfield-Westover AFB, MA (CEF/KCEF), USA
Flug nach:Springfield-Westover AFB, MA (CEF/KCEF), USA
The R6D took off from Westover AFB on a training flight. At a height of 200 feet after takeoff the airplane suddenly banked, A wing struck the ground. The plane then cartwheeled and burned.

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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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