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Last updated: 25 July 2021
Date:Tuesday 21 August 1956
Type:Douglas C-124C Globemaster II
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 52-1005
MSN: 43914
First flight:
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Palm Beach AFB, FL (PBI) (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Palm Beach AFB, FL (PBI/KPBI), United States of America
Destination airport:Palm Beach AFB, FL (PBI/KPBI), United States of America
The Globemaster was involved in a training mission and carried out touch-and-goes at the Palm Beach AFB. Investigation showed that one of the prop cuffs on the left inboard (no. 2) engine came off of the prop blade and went through the fuselage, cutting engine control cables to the number 3 and 4 engines. The plane made a turn to the right crossing over a highway overpass and crashed into a tree nursery.

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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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