Accident description
Last updated: 21 September 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 16 October 1958
Type:Douglas C-124C Globemaster II
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 52-1017
C/n / msn: 43926
First flight:
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 13
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 13
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Cape Hallett Bay (   Antarctica) show on map
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Christchurch International Airport (CHC/NZCH), New Zealand
Destination airport:McMurdo Station-Williams Field (NZWD), Antarctica
Narrative:
Crashed into a 3200 feet mountain near Cape Hallett Bay. Navigational errors were made during this air-drop mission over Antarctica.

Sources:
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher
» Saskatoon Star-Phoenix - Oct 16, 1958


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Distance from Christchurch International Airport to McMurdo Station-Williams Field as the crow flies is 3821 km (2388 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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