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Accident description
Last updated: 18 March 2018
Date:Tuesday 3 June 1958
Type:Douglas C-124A-DL Globemaster II
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 51-0114
C/n / msn: 43448
First flight:
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:0,8 km (0.5 mls) SW of Fairfield-Travis AFB, CA (SUU) (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Fairfield-Travis AFB, CA (SUU/KSUU), United States of America
Destination airport:Honolulu International Airport, HI (HNL/PHNL), United States of America
The C-124 Globemaster had received overhaul at the Douglas plant in Long Beach, CA. It was returning to the Tachikawa Air Base in Japan when it took off from Travis AFB. At a height of 3000 feet the port wing suddenly dipped, and the aircraft fell into a steep turn, hitting the ground about a half mile from the end of the runway, north of Highway 12.

» The Crash of the C-124 near Travis AFB, CA / Check Six
» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde


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Distance from Fairfield-Travis AFB, CA to Honolulu International Airport, HI as the crow flies is 3890 km (2432 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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