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Last updated: 11 December 2017
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Date:Saturday 22 March 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed RC-121D Constellation
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 54-2308
C/n / msn: 4390
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 18
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 18
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Sacramento-McClellan AFB, CA (MCC) (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Sacramento-McClellan AFB, CA (MCC/KMCC), United States of America
Destination airport:Sacramento-McClellan AFB, CA (MCC/KMCC), United States of America
Narrative:
The RC-121D departed McClellan AFB, CA (MCC) on a routine patrol mission over the Pacific. Immediately after takeoff a fire broke out in the no. 2 engine. The crew carried out a forced landing in a muddy field.



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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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