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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Datum:Mittwoch 26 August 1970
Flugzeugtyp:Douglas C-124C Globemaster II
Fluggesellschaft:Air National Guard
Kennzeichen: 52-1049
Werknummer: 43958
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Pavlof Volcano, AK (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Tacoma-McChord AFB, WA (TCM/KTCM), USA
Flug nach:Cold Bay Airport, AK (CDB/PACD), USA
The C-124 transport plane was carrying seven tons of satellite observation equipment for use with the Optical Satellite Observing System from Tacoma (TCM) to Cold Bay (CDB) when it flew into the side of the Pavlof Volcano (8215 feet high) in poor weather.

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photo of Douglas-C-124C-Globemaster-II-52-1049
accident date: 26-08-1970
type: Douglas C-124C Globemaster II
registration: 52-1049

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Tacoma-McChord AFB, WA to Cold Bay Airport, AK as the crow flies is 2879 km (1799 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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