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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 16 July 1966
Type:Silhouette image of generic C123 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-123 Provider
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Cape Lisburne Airport, AK (LUR) (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Nome Airport, AK (OME/PAOM), United States of America
Destination airport:Cape Lisburne Airport, AK (LUR/PALU), United States of America
Narrative:
Crashed in sea on base leg of approach to Cape Lisburne, a 1 mile long dirt runway. The aircraft rolled inverted and crashed into the Chukchi Sea approximately 150 yards off shore.
There was heavy overcast at the time of the accident with winds gusting to 28 knots.
The airplane operated on a resupply mission out of Anchorage-Elmendorf AFB.

Sources:
» Eugene Register-Guard - Jul 18, 1966
» Gary L. Johnson, A1C stationed at Cape Lisburne on the morning of 16 July 1966.


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Distance from Nome Airport, AK to Cape Lisburne Airport, AK as the crow flies is 482 km (301 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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