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Last updated: 18 October 2021
Fecha:viernes 13 julio 1956
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-118A (DC-6)
Operador:United States Air Force - USAF
Registración: 53-3301
Numéro de série: 44672/639
Año de Construcción: 1955
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 8 / Ocupantes: 10
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 38 / Ocupantes: 56
Total:Fatalidades: 46 / Ocupantes: 66
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:ca 2 km S of Fort Dix-McGuire AFB, NJ (WRI) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Wrightstown-McGuire AFB, NJ (WRI/KWRI), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Stephenville-Ernest Harmon AFB, NL (YJT/CYJT), Canadá
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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