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Accident description
Last updated: 16 October 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 3 May 1972
Time:ca 18:00
Type:Douglas C-124C Globemaster II
Operator:Air National Guard
Registration: 52-1055
C/n / msn: 43964
First flight:
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Crew:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:68 km (42.5 mls) SE of Paramaribo-Zanderij International Airport (PBM) (   Suriname)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Rio de Janeiro (unknown airport), RJ, Brazil
Destination airport:Paramaribo-Zanderij International Airport (PBM/SMJP), Suriname
Narrative:
Flew into a 1716 feet high hill. The airplane operated on a flight from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Memphis, TN, USA with an en route stop at Paramaribo, Suriname.

Sources:
» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher
» Times Daily - May 6, 1972


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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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