Accident description
Last updated: 21 September 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 4 April 1952
Type:Douglas C-124A-DL Globemaster II
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 50-1260
C/n / msn: 43282
First flight:
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 9
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:ca 9 km N of Mobile-Brookley AFB, AL (BFM) (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Mobile-Brookley AFB, AL (BFM/KBFM), United States of America
Destination airport:Mobile-Brookley AFB, AL (BFM/KBFM), United States of America
Narrative:
Mid-air collision at night between Douglas VC-47D 45-926 and Douglas C-124A-DL Globemaster II 50-1260. Both aircraft spun down, crashing on top of parked railroad box cars and bursting into flames.
The VC-47 operated on a flight from Brookley AFB to Maxwell AFB while the Globemaster operated on a local flight out of Brookley AFB.


Sources:
» Toledo Blade - Apr 5, 1952
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher


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Distance from Mobile-Brookley AFB, AL to Mobile-Brookley AFB, AL as the crow flies is 0 km (0 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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