Unfallbericht:The C-124 Globemaster had received overhaul at the Douglas plant in Long Beach, CA. It was returning to the Tachikawa AB 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.
|Datum:||Dienstag 3 Juni 1958|
|Flugzeugtyp:||Douglas C-124A-DL Globemaster II|
|Fluggesellschaft:||United States Air Force - USAF|
|Triebwerk:|| 4 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: / Insassen: |
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: / Insassen: |
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 8 |
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||nahe Fairfield-Travis AFB, CA (SUU) (USA)
|Flugphase:|| Anfangssteigflug (ICL)|
|Flug von:||Fairfield-Travis AFB, CA (SUU/KSUU), USA|
|Flug nach:||Honolulu International Airport, HI (HNL/PHNL), USA|
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Fairfield-Travis AFB, CA to Honolulu International Airport, HI as the crow flies is 3890 km (2432 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.