Accident Douglas C-54D-1-DC (DC-4) 42-72464, Wednesday 9 March 1949
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Date:Wednesday 9 March 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-54D-1-DC (DC-4)
Owner/operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 42-72464
MSN: 10569
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:N of Celle -   Germany
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Celle RAF Station (ZCN/ETHC)
Destination airport:Berlin-R.A.F. Gatow Airport (GWW/EDBG)
Failure of engine No.2. A propeller blade penetrated the fuselage. The C-54 returned and emergency landed at Celle Airport.
The Skymaster was repaired and converted to SC-54D.


Major USAF (Ret.) Bill J. Anderson/picture, via Huschke, Wolfgang J. /Die Rosinenbomber, Die Berliner Luftbrücke 1948/49

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