Narrative:Several planes were involved in Exercise Hawk Star I. A landing strip was set up on a rolling, downhill pasture five miles north of Ridgeway, SC. During a night takeoff, the Caribou lost power on one engine. It swerved into a grove of trees, then settled in flames against a fence. Several soldiers were repairing the fence at the time and were hit by the plane.
|Date:||24 JUN 1964|
|Type:||de Havilland Canada CV-2B Caribou|
|Operator:||United States Army|
|C/n / msn:|| 142|
|First flight:|| 1963|
|Crew:||Fatalities: / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 20 |
|Ground casualties:||Fatalities: 2|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||NE of Ridgeway, SC (United States of America)
|Phase:|| Takeoff (TOF)|
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