Accident description
Last updated: 18 April 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 2 March 1956
Type:Douglas C-124C Globemaster II
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 53-0021
C/n / msn: 44316
First flight:
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Crew:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:385 km (240.6 mls) SW off Iceland (   Atlantic Ocean) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:ReykjavÝk-KeflavÝk International Airport (KEF/BIKF), Iceland
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Engine problems forced the crew to ditch the plane in the Atlantic. The Globemaster was en route to the U.S. from Iceland.

Events:

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


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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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