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Last updated: 26 September 2021
Fecha:domingo 11 enero 1959
Tipo:Douglas C-124C Globemaster II
Operador:United States Air Force - USAF
Registración: 50-0111
Numéro de série: 43249
Año de Construcción:
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 9 / Ocupantes: 9
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 9 / Ocupantes: 9
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:ca 40 km SE of Homer, AK (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Tacoma-McChord AFB, WA (TCM/KTCM), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Kodiak Airport, AK (ADQ/PADQ), Estados Unidos de América
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.

» 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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