Flugunfall 22 DEC 1958 einer Douglas C-54 (DC-4) registration unknown - Anchorage, AK
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Datum:Montag 22 Dezember 1958
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54 (DC-4)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Besatzung:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 15 / Insassen: 15
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:215 km (134.4 Meilen) SW of Anchorage, AK (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Anchorage-Elmendorf AFB, AK (EDF/PAED), USA
Flug nach:Shemya AFB, AK (SYA/PASY), USA
Lost from radarscope 47 minutes after take-off. The wreckage was spotted in an avalanche high on Mount Iliamna a few days later. Victims not recovered.

» The Victoria Advocate 23 December 1958, p1
» San Bernardino Sun 23 December 1958, p1
» San Bernardino Sun 30 December 1958, pA


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Distance from Anchorage-Elmendorf AFB, AK to Shemya AFB, AK as the crow flies is 2327 km (1454 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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