Accident description
Last updated: 31 July 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 6 September 1955
Type:Douglas C-124C Globemaster II
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 50-0097
C/n / msn: 43235
First flight:
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants: 13
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants: 56
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 69
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Albuquerque-Kirtland AFB, NM (ABQ) (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Albuquerque-Kirtland AFB, NM (KIKR), United States of America
Destination airport:Riverside-March AFB, CA (RIV/KRIV), United States of America
Narrative:
Crashed during takeoff in strong crosswind.

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Distance from Albuquerque-Kirtland AFB, NM to Riverside-March AFB, CA as the crow flies is 978 km (611 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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