Date & Time: Jun 5, 1954 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Douglas C-47 Skytrain (DC-3)
Lake, Sea, Ocean, River
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Shortly after takeoff from Iwakuni AFB, while climbing to an altitude of 300 feet, the left engine caught fire. The crew lost control of the airplane that crashed into the sea about 1,500 meters offshore. Both pilots were injured while the aircraft sank and was lost.
Port engine fire after takeoff.