Other Douglas C-118A (DC-6) 533257, Saturday 1 October 1983
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Date:Saturday 1 October 1983
Time:05:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-118A (DC-6)
Owner/operator:United States Navy
Registration: 533257
MSN: 44628/564
Year of manufacture:1955
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Other
Location:Keflavík International Airport (KEF) -   Iceland
Phase: Standing
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Narrative:
The C-118 transport plane was parked inside a hangar at Keflavík Naval Air Station, Iceland when a fire broke out inside the aircraft.
The ground fire commander stated: "I could see the fire was inside the aircraft. The rear door was open and fire was coming out... and the whole interior of the plane, especially in the rear, was engulfed in flame." The fire department quickly brought the fire under control.
Meanwhile a suspect was apprehended. He was a disgruntled airman who was leaving the command very soon.

Sources:

The White Falcon / October 7. 1983

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photo (c) US Navy; Reykjavík-Naval Air Station Keflavík (KEF); 01 October 1983

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