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Last updated: 18 September 2019
Datum:vrijdag 4 juli 1958
Tijd:ca 01:33
Type:Douglas C-124C Globemaster II
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Air Force - USAF
Registratie: 50-0107
Constructienummer: 43245
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 7
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Totaal:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 9
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:320 km (200 mijl) NE van Johnston Island (   Grote Oceaan)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Honolulu-Hickam AFB, HI (HIK), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Wake Island Airport (AWK/PAWK), Kleine afgelegen eilanden van de V.S.
The C-124 Globemaster operated on a cargo flight across the Pacific Ocean to Tokyo.
En route over the Pacific, at 01:20 Hawaiian time, the crew radioed that they were feathering the propeller on engine no. 3 and that the flight would divert to Honolulu, Hawaii. At 01:33 the flight reported that the propeller failed to feather. It continued to windmill and it was losing oil rapidly. The crew decided to divert to Johnston Island instead of Honolulu.
It appeared that a propeller blade had broken away, striking the aileron and causing severe control problems. The aircraft ditched in the Pacific. Twelve hours later three survivors were rescued from the water.

» Daytona Beach Morning Journal - Jul 5, 1958
» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Honolulu-Hickam AFB, HI en Wake Island Airport bedraagt 3673 km (2296 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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