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Last updated: 25 September 2021
Fecha:miércoles 10 octubre 1956
Hora:ca 22:10
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: 131588
Numéro de série: 43691/321
Año de Construcción: 1953
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 9 / Ocupantes: 9
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 50 / Ocupantes: 50
Total:Fatalidades: 59 / Ocupantes: 59
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:590 km (368.8 milles) WSW de la costa de Land's End, UK (   Océano Atlántico)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Lakenheath RAF Station (LKZ/EGUL), Reino Unido
Aeropuerto de Llegada: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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Douglas DC-6

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  • 30th loss
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