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Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2017
Status:
Date:Sunday 22 September 1963
Type:Silhouette image of generic C133 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-133A Cargomaster
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 56-2002
C/n / msn: 45167
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Missing
Airplane fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:1440 km (900 mls) E off Cape May, NJ, USA (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Dover AFB, DE (DOV/KDOV), United States of America
Destination airport:Terceira-Lajes Airport, Azores (TER/LPLA), Portugal
Narrative:
Crashed at sea, enroute from Dover AFB to Lajes AFB, Azores. The plane was last heard from 57 minutes after it took off.



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Distance from Dover AFB, DE to Terceira-Lajes Airport, Azores as the crow flies is 4105 km (2565 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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