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Last updated: 10 October 2015
Datum:Freitag 6 Februar 1970
Zeit:ca 02:15
Flugzeugtyp:Douglas C-133B-DL Cargomaster
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 59-0530
Werknummer: 45581
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney T34-P-9W
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:8 km (5 Meilen) NNE of Palisade, NE (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Fairfield-Travis AFB, CA (SUU/KSUU), USA
Flug nach:Harrisburg International Airport, PA (MDT/KMDT), USA
An existing 11" crack above the left side door propagated catastrophically, resulting in tearing of the upper forward fuselage skin for about 17". An explosive decompression caused large skin sections from the top and right side of the fuselage to be torn away. The airplane crashed in flames.



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Distance from Fairfield-Travis AFB, CA to Harrisburg International Airport, PA as the crow flies is 3828 km (2392 miles).

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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