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Last updated: 17 October 2021
Fecha:sábado 18 enero 1958
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R5D Skymaster (DC-4)
Operador:United States Navy
Registración: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 31
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:1,6 km (1 milles) de Okinawa-Kadena AFB (DNA) (   Japón)
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Okinawa-Kadena AFB (DNA/RODN), Japón
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Wake Island Airfield (AWK/PWAK), US Islas Remotas Menores
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.

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


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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 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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