Accident description
Last updated: 23 December 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 19 January 1958
Type:Boeing C-97A Stratofreighter
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 49-2597
C/n / msn: 16219
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Missing
Airplane fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:600 km (375 mls) SW off Honolulu, Hawaii (   Pacific Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Honolulu-Hickam AFB, HI (HIK), United States of America
Destination airport:Wake Island Airport (AWK/PAWK), U.S. Minor Outlying Islands
Narrative:
Missing over the Pacific Ocean. The Stratofreighter was on a flight from Fairfield-Travis AFB, CA (SUU) to Tokyo, Japan with stops scheduled at Hickam AFB (HIK), Hawaii and Wake Island (AWK).
The last position report was 385 miles southwest of Oahu.


Classification:
Missing
Missing

Sources:
» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde


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Distance from Honolulu-Hickam AFB, HI to Wake Island Airport as the crow flies is 3673 km (2296 miles).

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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