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Last updated: 17 November 2017
Datum:Dienstag 3 Juni 1958
Flugzeugtyp:Douglas C-124A-DL Globemaster II
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 51-0114
Werknummer: 43448
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Besatzung:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 8
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:0,8 km (0.5 Meilen) SW of 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
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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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).
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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