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Last updated: 18 September 2021
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Datum:Sonntag 11 Januar 1959
Flugzeugtyp:Douglas C-124C Globemaster II
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 50-0111
Werknummer: 43249
Baujahr:
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 9
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 9
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:ca 40 km SE of Homer, AK (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Tacoma-McChord AFB, WA (TCM/KTCM), USA
Flug nach:Kodiak Airport, AK (ADQ/PADQ), USA
Unfallbericht:
The crew were unable to maintain altitude after two engines had failed. The aircraft struck a Petrof Glacier between the 3000 and 4000 foot level, South of Homer.
The transport plane operated on a supply flight carrying 34,500 pounds of cargo.

Informationsquelle:
» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde
» The News and Courier - Jan 13, 1959


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Distance from Tacoma-McChord AFB, WA to Kodiak Airport, AK as the crow flies is 2307 km (1442 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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