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Last updated: 24 October 2021
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Date:Wednesday 17 September 1958
Type:Douglas C-124A Globemaster II
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 51-0165
MSN: 43499
First flight:
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Oklahoma City-Tinker AFB, OK (TIK) (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Greenville-Donaldson AFB, SC (GDC/KGYH), United States of America
Destination airport:Oklahoma City-Tinker AFB, OK (TIK/KTIK), United States of America
Narrative:
A suspected fuel leak forced the crew to divert to Tinker AFB. Control was lost just prior to landing and the aircraft crashed.

Sources:
» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde


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Distance from Greenville-Donaldson AFB, SC to Oklahoma City-Tinker AFB, OK as the crow flies is 1357 km (848 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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