Airplane Crash - Off O-Shima Island, Japan 07/27/1950

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Off O-shima Island, Japan


Date07/27/1950
Time04:30
LocationOff O-shima Island, Japan
OperatorMilitary - U.S. Air Force
TypeDouglas C-47D
Registration44-76439A
Aboard26
Fatalities25
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft took off from O-shima and reached an altitude of 3,500 feet after which a sudden unexplained descent was made until it crashed into the sea. The surviving witness stated the aircraft hit two moderate bumps followed by dimming of the lights before the descent.

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