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Last updated: 15 August 2020
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Datum:Montag 18 April 1960
Flugzeugtyp:Douglas C-124C Globemaster II
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 52-1062
Werknummer: 43971
Baujahr:
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-63A
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 9
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 9
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:10 km (6.3 Meilen) von Stephenville-Harmon AFB, NL (YJT) (   Kanada)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Stephenville-Ernest Harmon AFB, NL (YJT/CYJT), Kanada
Flug nach:Terceira-Lajes AFB, Azores (TER/LPLA), Portugal
Unfallbericht:
The USAF Globemaster transport plane operated on a flight from Dover AFB, DE (DOV) to Mildenhall RAF Station (MHZ) in the U.K. Intermediate stops were planned at Stephenville-Harmon AFB and at Terceira-Lajes AFB, Azores (LFB). The airplane took off from Harmon AFB in heavy fog and collided with a 450 feet hill.

Informationsquelle:
» Nine airmen die in crash (The Daily Telegram, 1960-04-19)
» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher


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Distance from Stephenville-Ernest Harmon AFB, NL to Terceira-Lajes AFB, Azores as the crow flies is 2710 km (1694 miles).
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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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