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Last updated: 28 September 2021
Datum:Mittwoch 10 Oktober 1956
Zeit:ca 22:10
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: 131588
Werknummer: 43691/321
Baujahr: 1953
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 9
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 50 / Insassen: 50
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 59 / Insassen: 59
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:590 km (368.8 Meilen) WSW vom Land entfernt von Land's End, UK (   Atlantischer Ozean)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Lakenheath RAF Station (LKZ/EGUL), Großbritannien
Flug nach:Terceira-Lajes Airport, Azores (TER/LPLA), Portugal
Crashed into the Atlantic Ocean. Wheels and a raft were found about 370 miles west-southwest of Land's End, England.


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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 Lakenheath RAF Station to Terceira-Lajes Airport, Azores as the crow flies is 2588 km (1617 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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