Accident description
Last updated: 25 October 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 2 January 1964
Type:Douglas C-124C Globemaster II
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 52-0968
C/n / msn: 43877
First flight:
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Missing
Airplane fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:1200 km (750 mls) W off Hawaii (   Pacific Ocean) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Wake Island Airport (AWK/PAWK), U.S. Minor Outlying Islands
Destination airport:Honolulu-Hickam AFB, HI (HIK), United States of America
Narrative:
Missing at over the Pacific Ocean while on a flight from Wake Island to Hawaii.

Sources:
» The Sydney Morning Herald. - Jan 4, 1964


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Distance from Wake Island Airport to Honolulu-Hickam AFB, HI as the crow flies is 3673 km (2296 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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