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Accident description
Last updated: 13 December 2017
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Date:Saturday 10 June 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic C133 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-133A-35-DL Cargomaster
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 57-1614
C/n / msn: 45511
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Tachikawa AB, Japan (   Pacific Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Tachikawa Air Base (RJTC), Japan
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed at sea 33 minutes after takeoff from Tachikawa AB, Japan.
Only limited floating debris was recovered. The cause was determined to be structural damage resulting from a number three engine nose case failure with aircraft components striking number four engine and causing it to separate from the aircraft. Subsequent severe structural damage to wing and fuselage probably caused loss of aircraft control and electrical power.

Sources:
» Delaware Military History > Douglas C-133 Cargomaster


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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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