Descripción del Accidente ASN 22 NOV 1952 Douglas C-124A Globemaster II 51-107 - Anchorage, AK
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Estado:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Fecha:sbado 22 noviembre 1952
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic c124 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-124A Globemaster II
Operador:United States Air Force - USAF
Registración: 51-107
Numéro de série: 43441
Año de Construcción:
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 11 / Ocupantes: 11
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 41 / Ocupantes: 41
Total:Fatalidades: 52 / Ocupantes: 52
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Anchorage, 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:Anchorage-Elmendorf AFB, AK (EDF/PAED), Estados Unidos de América
Crashed into Surprise Glacier, near Mount Gannett. The wreckage was found on November 28. Adverse weather conditions precluded recovery attempts.
On June 9, 2012, an Alaska National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crew rediscovered aircraft wreckage and debris while conducting a training mission. On June 18, 2014, the remains of 17 service members were recovered.

Probable Cause:

Probable cause: A navigational error attributed to the pilot
Contributing cause: The winds were incorrectly forecast
Probable contributing cause: Precipitation static which made radio reception impossible

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: USAF AIB
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: Acciden report
Download report: Final report

» Missing plane is located (The Statesville Daily Record Saturday, November 29, 1952)
» DOD recovers remains of 17 from 1952 aircraft crash in Alaska (DOD, 19-6-2014)


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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 Anchorage-Elmendorf AFB, AK as the crow flies is 2323 km (1452 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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Douglas C-124

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