Accident Douglas C-54A-5-DO (DC-4) 42-107470, Wednesday 26 July 1944
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Date:Wednesday 26 July 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-54A-5-DO (DC-4)
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-107470
MSN: 7489
Year of manufacture:1944
Fatalities:Fatalities: 26 / Occupants: 26
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing, written off
Location:SE off Greenland -   Atlantic Ocean
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Keflavík International Airport (KEF/BIKF)
Destination airport:Stephenville Air Base, NL (YJT/CYJT)
The Douglas Skymaster departed the U.K., flying American service personnel back home. Intermediate stops were planned at Keflavík, Iceland and Stephenville, Canada. Last radio contact with the flight was three hours after takeoff from Keflavík, when over the North Atlantic Ocean off Greenland. The aircraft did not arrive at Stephenville and was declared missing. No trace of the plane was ever found.


Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
Military aviation disasters : significant losses since 1908 / D. Gero, 1999


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