Accident Douglas C-54D (DC-4) 42-72734, Tuesday 10 April 1951
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Date:Tuesday 10 April 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-54D (DC-4)
Owner/operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 42-72734
MSN: 10839
Year of manufacture:1945
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Fairbanks-Ladd Army Airfield, AK (FBK) -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Fairbanks-Ladd Army Airfield, AK (FBK/PAFB)
Destination airport:Fairbanks-Ladd Army Airfield, AK (FBK/PAFB)
Crashed and caught fire during attempt to pick up a glider. The glider towing rope wound itself around the elevator, causing the C-54 to lose control.


Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
Lodi News-Sentinel - Apr 11, 1951


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