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Last updated: 13 December 2019
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Date:Wednesday 28 November 1956
Type:Douglas C-124C Globemaster II
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 52-1015
C/n / msn: 43924
First flight:
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:McMurdo Station-Williams Field (   Antarctica)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:McMurdo Station-Williams Field (NZWD), Antarctica
Narrative:
Nose gear failure on landing. Parts of the plane were used to repair Globemasters 52-0982 and 52-0983 which were both damaged at McMurdo earlier (Oct 21, 1956 and Nov 28, 1956 resp.). The remainder was used as a storage shed.

Sources:
» The Panama American, October 22, 1956 [52-0982 incident]
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher
» The Panama American, November 29, 1956


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