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Last updated: 19 October 2017
Datum:donderdag 8 augustus 1957
Type:Silhouette image of generic C97 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Air Force - USAF
Registratie: registration unknown
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 10
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 57
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 67
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Hilo-General Lynham Field, HI (ITO) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Fairfield-Travis AFB, CA (SUU/KSUU), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Honolulu-Hickam AFB, HI (HIK), Verenigde Staten
En route over the Pacific Ocean the no. 1 propeller oversped. The assembly overheated until the prop broke loose, striking the no. 2 propeller. With both engines out the airplane descended. Bags of mail and baggage of the occupants were jettisoned from the airplane in order to lose weight. The airplane continued at a very low altitude over sea, diverting to Hilo, HI, were it arrived after almost six hours.

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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Fairfield-Travis AFB, CA en Honolulu-Hickam AFB, HI bedraagt 3890 km (2431 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.
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