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Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Date:Monday 7 April 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54D (DC-4)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-17210
MSN: 22160
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Jefferson City, MT (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Great Falls AFB, MT (GFA/KGFA), United States of America
Destination airport:Oakland Municipal Airport, CA (OAK/KOAK), United States of America
Narrative:
Crashed and burned on a mountain while flying trough a snow squall on a ferry flight.

Classification:

Sources:
» The Straits Times 9 April 1952, p3
» Spokane Daily Chronicle 8 April 1952, p2


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Distance from Great Falls AFB, MT to Oakland Municipal Airport, CA as the crow flies is 1401 km (875 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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