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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 27 March 1958
Type:Douglas C-124C Globemaster II
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 52-0981
C/n / msn: 43890
First flight:
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Crew:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) NNW of Bridgeport, TX (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:San Antonio-Kelly AFB, TX (SKF/KSKF), United States of America
Destination airport:Oklahoma City-Tinker AFB, OK (TIK/KTIK), United States of America
Narrative:
An Air Force C-119 (49-0195) en route from Sheppard AFB, TX (SPS) to Carswell AFB, TX (FWH) collided in midair with a C-124C Globemaster II 52-0981. The Globemaster was on a flight from Kelly AFB, TX (SKF) to Tinker AFB, OK (TIK).

Classification:
Mid air collision
Loss of control

Sources:
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher


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Distance from San Antonio-Kelly AFB, TX to Oklahoma City-Tinker AFB, OK as the crow flies is 676 km (422 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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Douglas C-124

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