Accident description
Last updated: 22 July 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 15 May 1955
Type:Douglas C-124C Globemaster II
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 52-1088
C/n / msn: 43997
First flight:
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Thule Air Base (THU) (   Greenland) show on map
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Thule Air Base (THU/BGTL), Greenland
Destination airport:Springfield-Westover AFB, MA (CEF/KCEF), United States of America
Narrative:
Damaged beyond repair.

Sources:
» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher


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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 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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