Accident
Last updated: 22 October 2014
Status:
Datum:Sonntag 12 September 1954
Flugzeugtyp:Douglas C-124C Globemaster II
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 52-1052
Werknummer: 43961
Baujahr:
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Besatzung:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 10 / Insassen: 15
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:1 km (0.6 Meilen) von Thule Air Base (THU) (   Greenland) show on map
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Thule Air Base (THU/BGTL),
Flug nach:Springfield-Westover AFB, MA (CEF/KCEF), USA
Unfallbericht:
The C-124 Globemaster II departed Thule (THU), Greenland on a MATS flight back to Westover AFB (CEF). Twelve minutes after takeoff the pilot radioed an emergency and turned around. The airplane crashed just short of Thule.

Informationsquelle:
» Ellensburg Daily Record - Sep 13, 1954


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Distance from Thule Air Base to Springfield-Westover AFB, MA as the crow flies is 3792 km (2370 miles).

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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