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Accident description
Last updated: 11 December 2017
Status:
Date:Sunday 27 January 1957
Time:ca 20:15
Type:Douglas C-124C Globemaster II
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 50-0088
C/n / msn: 43226
First flight:
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Anchorage-Elmendorf AFB, AK (EDF) (   United States of America)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Anchorage-Elmendorf AFB, AK (EDF/PAED), United States of America
Destination airport:Tacoma-McChord AFB, WA (TCM/KTCM), United States of America
Narrative:
The C-124 took off from Elmendorf AFB (EDF), bound for McChord AFB (TCM). Shortly after takeoff one engine caught fire. The pilot could not make it back to Elmendorf. A forced landing was made on the ice of Cook Inlet, about 20 yards from shore.

Classification:
Ditching

Sources:
» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde


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Distance from Anchorage-Elmendorf AFB, AK to Tacoma-McChord AFB, WA as the crow flies is 2322 km (1451 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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