Runway excursion Accident Douglas R5D-3 (C-54D) 56545, Monday 15 November 1948
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Date:Monday 15 November 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas R5D-3 (C-54D)
Owner/operator:United States Navy
Registration: 56545
MSN: 22197
Year of manufacture:1945
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Berlin-Tempelhof Airport (THF) -   Germany
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Berlin-Tempelhof Airport (THF/EDBB)
Overran the end of the runway and caught fire. Lt. William O. Kuencer (co-pilot) and Capt. Armand I. Grenadier (check-pilot) were seriously injured. Lt. Com. Stephan Lukacik (pilot) and ADC Sydney D. Pointer suffered minor injuries.


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VR-6 Historical Report for 30 October 1948 to 31 January 1949


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