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Last updated: 16 October 2021
Date:Wednesday 10 April 1963
Type:Silhouette image of generic C133 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-133B Cargomaster
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 59-0523
MSN: 45574
First flight: 1960
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney T34-P-9W
Crew:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,2 km (0.8 mls) NE of Fairfield-Travis AFB, CA (SUU) (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Fairfield-Travis AFB, CA (SUU/KSUU), United States of America
Destination airport:Fairfield-Travis AFB, CA (SUU/KSUU), United States of America
Crashed 3/4 mile from Travis while making practice instrument approach to runway 21L during local training. It was initiating a low visibility circling approach when it went into a steep turn and crashed.


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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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