Descripción del Accidente ASN 18 JUN 1953 Douglas C-124A Globemaster II 51-137 - Tachikawa Air Base
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Fecha:jueves 18 junio 1953
Tipo:Douglas C-124A Globemaster II
Operador:United States Air Force - USAF
Registración: 51-137
Numéro de série: 43471
Año de Construcción:
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 7 / Ocupantes: 7
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 122 / Ocupantes: 122
Total:Fatalidades: 129 / Ocupantes: 129
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:5,6 km (3.5 milles) NE of Tachikawa Air Base (   Japón)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Tachikawa Air Base (RJTC), Japón
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Osan Air Base (OSN/RKSO), Corea del Sur
Visibility was 2,5 miles as the Douglas Globemaster transporter took off from Tachikawa AB, Japan, bound for Korea. Shortly after takeoff an engine failed. The pilot radioed "One engine out, returning to field for GCA landing". While on approach back to the air base, an improper use of flaps caused a loss of airspeed. Control was lost and the airplane crashed into a watermelon patch, broke up and caught fire.

» Worst Crash (Time, 29-6-1953)
» AIR FORCE Magazine / July 2013


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Distance from Tachikawa Air Base to Osan Air Base as the crow flies is 1110 km (694 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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