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Last updated: 9 December 2021
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Date:Tuesday 23 December 1986
Time:18:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54R (DC-4)
Operator:Central Air Services
Registration: N96361
MSN: 27368
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Arlington, WA (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Arlington Municipal Airport, WA (AWO/KAWO), United States of America
Destination airport:Arlington Municipal Airport, WA (AWO/KAWO), United States of America
Narrative:
The aircraft suffered an uncontrollable no. 3 engine fire and ditched in the Pacific Ocean.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Unknown".

Classification:
Ditching

Sources:
» Aviation Letter 250
» NTSB/AAB-87/11


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photo of Douglas-C-54R-N96361
accident date: 23-12-1986
type: Douglas C-54R
registration: N96361
 

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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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