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Last updated: 28 October 2021
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Datum:Samstag 18 Januar 1958
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R5D Skymaster (DC-4)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Navy
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Werknummer:
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 31
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:1,6 km (1 Meilen) von Okinawa-Kadena AFB (DNA) (   Japan)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Okinawa-Kadena AFB (DNA/RODN), Japan
Flug nach:Wake Island Airfield (AWK/PWAK),
Unfallbericht:
On departure from Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan, the U.S. Navy R5D experienced a failed engine immediately after takeoff. The plane struck a hillside, a mile from the runway. All 31 on board survived. Two suffered burn injuries.

Informationsquelle:
» Charleston Evening Post, Saturday 18 January 1958, page 2-A.
» Desert Sun 18 January 1958, p1


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Distance from Okinawa-Kadena AFB to Wake Island Airfield as the crow flies is 4020 km (2513 miles).

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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