Accident description
Last updated: 23 November 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 19 June 1960
Type:Douglas C-124C Globemaster II
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 52-0993
C/n / msn: 43902
First flight:
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:4,5 km (2.8 mls) W of Paramaribo-Zanderij International Airport (PBM) (   Suriname) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Charleston AFB, SC (CHS/KCHS), United States of America
Destination airport:Paramaribo-Zanderij International Airport (PBM/SMJP), Suriname
Narrative:
The aircraft flew into trees while on final approach in poor weather. The airplane was approaching Paramaribo (PBM) in Suriname for a refueling stop on its way to Recife, Brazil.

Sources:
» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher
» The Evening Independent - Jun 20, 1960


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Distance from Charleston AFB, SC to Paramaribo-Zanderij International Airport as the crow flies is 3966 km (2479 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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