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

Crash of a Douglas C-47A-80-DL off Iwo Jima

Accident description

  • Oct 2, 1957
  • 43-15209
  • Takeoff (climb)
  • Military
  • Yes
  • Lake, Sea, Ocean
  • 19675
  • 1944
  • Iwo Jima, Japan
  • Japan
  • Asia
  • 3
  • 0
  • 10
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • Shortly after takeoff from Iwo Jima Airport, while in initial climb, the airplane stalled and crashed into the ocean. All 13 occupants were rescued while the airplane sank and was lost.