Hull-loss description
Last updated: 25 October 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 15 January 1957
Type:Douglas C-124C Globemaster II
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 52-1027
C/n / msn: 43936
First flight:
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Tacoma-McChord AFB, WA (TCM) (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Military
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Destination airport:-
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.

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Sources:
» Destruction at air base (Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, 1957-01-16)
» 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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