Unfallbericht:The Globemaster was involved in a training mission and carried out touch-and-goes at the Palm Beach AFB. Investigation showed that one of the prop cuffs on the left inboard (nr.2) engine came off of the prop blade and went through the fuselage, cutting engine control cables to the number 3 and 4 engines. The plane made a turn to the right crossing over a highway overpass and crashed into a tree nursery.
|Datum:||Dienstag 21 August 1956|
|Flugzeugtyp:||Douglas C-124C Globemaster II|
|Fluggesellschaft:||United States Air Force - USAF|
|Triebwerk:|| 4 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 6|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 6 |
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||Palm Beach AFB, FL (PBI) ( USA)
|Flugphase:|| Anfangssteigflug (ICL)|
|Flug von:||Palm Beach AFB, FL (PBI/KPBI), USA|
|Flug nach:||Palm Beach AFB, FL (PBI/KPBI), USA|
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Distance from Palm Beach AFB, FL to Palm Beach AFB, FL as the crow flies is 0 km (0 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.