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The 1956 Atlantic R6D-1 crash was an accident involving a Douglas R6D-1 (BuNo 131588), a military version of the Douglas DC-6) of the United States Navy (USN), which crashed into the Atlantic Ocean on October 10, 1956, killing all 59 people on board. At the time, it was both the second-worst air accident to have occurred over the Atlantic[1] and the second-deadliest involving any variant of the Douglas DC-6.[1]

Accident

The R6D-1 was carrying a crew of nine and 50 passengers on a scheduled Military Air Transportation Service flight from RAF Lakenheath, England, to Lajes Field in the Azores on 10 October 1956 when it disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean 590 km (368.8 miles) southwest of Land’s End, England, at approximately 22:10.[1][2] A 14-day search for the aircraft and survivors found only wheels and a life raft from the aircraft floating 596 km (370 miles) southwest of Land's End. No survivors were found.[1][2]

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