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Last updated: 18 October 2021
Datum:Freitag 13 Juli 1956
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-118A (DC-6)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 53-3301
Werknummer: 44672/639
Baujahr: 1955
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 10
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 38 / Insassen: 56
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 46 / Insassen: 66
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:ca 2 km S of Fort Dix-McGuire AFB, NJ (WRI) (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Wrightstown-McGuire AFB, NJ (WRI/KWRI), USA
Flug nach:Stephenville-Ernest Harmon AFB, NL (YJT/CYJT), Kanada
Windshear after departure; descended into forest and crashed.


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Wrightstown-McGuire AFB, NJ to Stephenville-Ernest Harmon AFB, NL as the crow flies is 1575 km (984 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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