Accident description
Last updated: 21 April 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 28 July 1968
Time:ca 20:00
Type:Douglas C-124C Globemaster II
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 51-5178
C/n / msn: 43588
First flight:
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Crew:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:80 km (50 mls) NW of Recife, PE (   Brazil) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Paramaribo-Zanderij International Airport (PBM/SMJP), Suriname
Destination airport:Recife-Guararapes International Airport, PE (REC/SBRF), Brazil
Narrative:
Flew into a 1890 feet high hill during descent.

Sources:
» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde


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Distance from Paramaribo-Zanderij International Airport to Recife-Guararapes International Airport, PE as the crow flies is 2694 km (1684 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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