CFIT Accident Douglas C-54 (DC-4) , Monday 22 December 1958
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Date:Monday 22 December 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-54 (DC-4)
Owner/operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Fatalities:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:215 km SW of Anchorage, AK -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Anchorage-Elmendorf AFB, AK (EDF/PAED)
Destination airport:Shemya AFB, AK (SYA/PASY)
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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