Accident Douglas C-54E-1-DO (DC-4) 44-9026, Friday 20 July 1945
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Date:Friday 20 July 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-54E-1-DO (DC-4)
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 44-9026
MSN: 27252
Year of manufacture:1945
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Wilmington-New Castle AAB, DE (ILG) -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Wilmington-New Castle AAB, DE (ILG/KILG)
Destination airport:Wilmington-New Castle AAB, DE (ILG/KILG)
The C-54E took off from New Castle AAB, DE at 03:22 on a local transition flight. Several simulated instrument approaches were flown. During one of these approaches the airplane crossed the airfield and impacted the ground from a low altitude.
Investigators were not able to find the cause of the accident.


Fatal Army Air Forces Aviation Accidents in the United States, 1941-1945, Vol. 3: August 1944-December 1945 / Anthony J. Mireles
USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher


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