Accident Douglas C-124A Globemaster II 49-244,
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Date:Friday 23 March 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic c124 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-124A Globemaster II
Owner/operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 49-244
MSN: 43173
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Fatalities:Fatalities: 53 / Occupants: 53
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:725 km W off Shannon, Ireland -   Atlantic Ocean
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Limestone-Loring AFB, ME (LIZ)
Destination airport:Lakenheath RAF Station (LKZ/EGUL)
The Globemaster transport plane had left Limestone AFB for a transatlantic flight to Lakenheath, UK. The last message received by Shannon Aeradio was a revised Estimated Time of Arrival for the destination, which was passed at 01:06. A rescue operation was started when the crew did not make their next routine position report. Only a few small pieces of wreckage were found 450 miles off the west coast of Ireland.


Irish Aviation website



photo (c) via Don Wagner; Lakenheath RAF Station (LKZ/EGUL); January 1951; (CC:by-sa)

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