Accident Douglas C-54A-1-DO (DC-4) 41-107437, Friday 13 July 1945
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Date:Friday 13 July 1945
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-54A-1-DO (DC-4)
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 41-107437
MSN: 7456
Year of manufacture:1943
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:New York-La Guardia Airport, NY (LGA) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
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Narrative:
One engine burst into flames on a routine test flight. The aircraft then ground looped during an emergency landing at New York-La Guardia Airport, New York, USA. The aircraft was consumed by fire but the six crew escaped.

Sources:

Evening Star 14 July 1945, pA6
Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)

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