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Accident description
Last updated: 26 October 2016
Date:Monday 9 January 1961
Type:Douglas C-124C Globemaster II
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 52-0969
C/n / msn: 43878
First flight:
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 15
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Spangdahlem Air Base (SPM) (   Germany)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Spangdahlem Air Base (SPM/ETAD), Germany
Hit trees on final approach and crashed onto the airfield. Incorrect altimeter settings caused the crew to descend too low.

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