Accident description
Last updated: 16 April 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 4 September 1957
Type:Douglas C-124A Globemaster II
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 51-5173
C/n / msn: 43583
First flight:
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Binghamton Airport, NY (BGM) (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Moses Lake-Larson AFB, WA (LRN), United States of America
Destination airport:Binghamton Airport, NY (BGM/KBGM), United States of America
Narrative:
The C-124 was transporting 40,000 lb of equipment to Binghamton. On final approach, just before touchdown, the airplane struck an embankment and crashed on the runway.

Sources:
» Plane from Moses Lake falls short (Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, 1957-09-05)
» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde


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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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