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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
Status:
Date:Saturday 9 May 1964
Time:ca 19:00
Type:Douglas C-124C Globemaster II
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 52-1008
C/n / msn: 43917
First flight:
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:SW of Cooperton, Kiowa, OK (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Clovis AFB, NM (CVS/KCVS), United States of America
Destination airport:Dover AFB, DE (DOV/KDOV), United States of America
Narrative:
A Douglas C-124C Globemaster II military transport plane was destroyed when it crashed near Cooperton, Kiowa, OK. All six crew members were killed.
The airplane wreckage was scatted over a two-square-mile area.

Sources:
» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher
» The Altus Times-Democrat - May 10, 1964


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Distance from Clovis AFB, NM to Dover AFB, DE as the crow flies is 2510 km (1569 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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