Accident
Last updated: 20 October 2014
Estado:
Fecha:viernes 21 marzo 1975
Hora:ca 23:15
Tipo:Lockheed C-141A-20-LM Starlifter
Operador:United States Air Force - USAF
Registración: 64-0641
Numéro de série: 300-6054
Año de Construcción:
Horas Totales de la Célula:16793
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney TF33-P-7
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 10 / Ocupantes: 10
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 6
Total:Fatalidades: 16 / Ocupantes: 16
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:60 km (37.5 milles) W of Seattle, WA (   Estados Unidos de América) show on map
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Tokyo-Yokota AFB (OKO/RJTY), Japón
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Tacoma-McChord AFB, WA (TCM/KTCM), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
The C-141 was returning to McChord AFB from Clark AFB, Philippines with intermediate stops at Kadena and Yokota. At 90 miles from McChord, the crew were given a descent clearance from FL370 to 15,000 feet. After switching frequencies to Seattle Center and reporting level at 15,000 feet, they were cleared further down to 10,000 feet. The controller misunderstood this to be from a Navy Grumman A-6 Intruder and instructed to "...maintain five thousand". The flight responded "Five thousand. MAC 40641 is out of ten". Still about 60 miles from McChord, they started a descent below the sector altitude. The C-141 Starlifter struck a ridge of Mt. Constance in Olympic National Park 150 feet from the top of the 7743 ft peak.

Fuentes:
» C-141 Lifetime Mishap Summary / Lt. Col. Paul M. Hansen, USAFR, Ret. McChord AFB WA (1 October, 2004)


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Distance from Tokyo-Yokota AFB to Tacoma-McChord AFB, WA as the crow flies is 7680 km (4800 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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