Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Archives
Bureau d'Archives des Accidents d'Avions

Crash of a Douglas C-54G-5-DO Skymaster into the Atlantic Ocean

Accident description

  • Jan 26, 1955 at 1658 LT
  • 45-0569
  • Flight
  • Military
  • Yes
  • Lake, Sea, Ocean
  • Lajes – Hamilton
  • 36022
  • 1945
  • Atlantic Ocean, World
  • World
  • 8
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • The crew was engaged in a transatlantic flight from Lajes to Hamilton, Bermuda. Enroute, the captain informed ground that he was short of fuel and was unable to reach Hamilton. He reduced his altitude and ditched the airplane near the Echo weather station. A USCG crew was able to evacuate all eight crew members while the aircraft sank and was lost.
  • Fuel exhaustion.