Vliegtuigongeval op 22 NOV 1952 met Douglas C-124A Globemaster II 51-107 - Anchorage, AK
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:zaterdag 22 november 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic c124 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-124A Globemaster II
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Air Force - USAF
Registratie: 51-107
Constructienummer: 43441
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 11 / inzittenden: 11
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 41 / inzittenden: 41
Totaal:slachtoffers: 52 / inzittenden: 52
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Anchorage, AK (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Tacoma-McChord AFB, WA (TCM/KTCM), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Anchorage-Elmendorf AFB, AK (EDF/PAED), Verenigde Staten
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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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Tacoma-McChord AFB, WA en Anchorage-Elmendorf AFB, AK bedraagt 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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  • 4e ongeval
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  • 5e zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 55e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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