Airplane Crash - Kwajalein, Marshall Islands 09/20/1950

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Kwajalein, Marshall Islands


Date09/20/1950
Time05:20
LocationKwajalein, Marshall Islands
OperatorMilitary - U.S. Navy
RouteKwajzalein - Tokyo
TypeDouglas R5D-3
Registration56496
Cn/In10624
Aboard26
Fatalities26
Ground0
SummaryCrashed into the sea and exploded 3 minutes after taking off from Kwajalein. Possible vertigo experienced by the pilot or malfunction of the instruments.

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