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Last updated: 27 October 2021
Date:Monday 18 June 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54B-1-DC (DC-4)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-72372
MSN: 10477
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:96 km (60 mls) ESE of Biskra Airport (BSK) (   Algeria)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:Casablanca (unknown airport), Morocco
Destination airport:?
The C-54B took off from Casablanca, French West Africa (now Morocco) on a ferrying flight to Karachi, India. The aircraft crashed, due to severe turbulence, 75 miles southeast of Biskra, Algeria.

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