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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:
Date:Saturday 7 April 1956
Type:Douglas C-124C Globemaster II
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 52-1078
C/n / msn: 43987
First flight:
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Fairfield-Travis AFB, CA (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Fairfield-Travis AFB, CA (SUU/KSUU), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Upon takeoff, the aircraft stalled at 100 feet, leaned over on to one wing, and plunged into the ground, just southwest of the base. It broke into three sections, and burst into flames. Reportedly, the crash was attributed to incorrect assembly of the elevator and aileron control cables within the aircraft.

Classification:
Wrong installation of parts

Loss of control

Sources:
» Check Six
» 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 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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