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Last updated: 15 October 2021
Fecha:martes 22 marzo 1955
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R6D-1 (DC-6)
Operador:United States Navy
Registración: 131612
Numéro de série: 43715/362
Año de Construcción: 1953
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 9 / Ocupantes: 9
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 57 / Ocupantes: 57
Total:Fatalidades: 66 / Ocupantes: 66
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:24 km (15 milles) NW of Honolulu, HI (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Honolulu-Hickam AFB, HI (HIK), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Fairfield-Travis AFB, CA (SUU/KSUU), Estados Unidos de América
The R6D-1, a Navy derivative of the DC-6, was flying Air Force, Army and Navy personnel from Tokyo to Fairfield-Travis AFB, CA. An intermediate stop was made at Honolulu-Hickam AFB, HI (HIK). After takeoff from Hickam AFB, the airplane suffered radio problems and the crew decided to return to the air base.
A navigational error caused the plane strayed off course towards the Waianae Range. The airplane flew into a mountain peak, eight miles north of its intended position.


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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 Honolulu-Hickam AFB, HI to Fairfield-Travis AFB, CA as the crow flies is 3893 km (2433 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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