Narrative:Just after takeoff, power was lost and airplane was ditched approximately 34 miles off the east coast of Okinawa. Primary cause was material failure in propeller electrical system. Either/both the propeller control circuit and the propeller power circuit failed, causing a fixed pitch condition leading to engine flameout.
|Date:||Sunday 30 April 1967|
|Type:||Douglas C-133B-DL Cargomaster|
|Operator:||United States Air Force - USAF|
|C/n / msn:|| 45585|
|First flight:|| |
|Engines:|| 4 Pratt & Whitney T34-P-9W|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||5 km (3.1 mls) off Okinawa (Japan)
|Phase:|| Unknown (UNK)|
|Departure airport:||Okinawa-Kadena AFB (DNA/RODN), Japan|
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.