Narrative:A fire broke out at McChord AFB, causing the destruction of two maintenance hangars. A Douglas C-118 (53-3263) and a Douglas C-124C Globemaster II (52-1027) were destroyed. Two other planes, a Lockheed T-33 jet and a de Havilland Canada L-20 Beaver were damaged.
|Date:||Tuesday 15 January 1957|
|Operator:||United States Air Force - USAF|
|C/n / msn:|| 44634/572|
|First flight:|| 1955|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Tacoma-McChord AFB, WA (TCM) (United States of America)
|Phase:|| Standing (STD)|
» Destruction at air base (Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, 1957-01-16)
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.