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Last updated: 24 February 2020
Date:Friday 27 September 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic C5 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-5A Galaxy
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 68-0227
C/n / msn: 500-0030
First flight:
Engines: 4 General Electric TF39
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Clinton Municipal Airport, OK (CLK) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Altus AFB, OK (LTS/KLTS), United States of America
Destination airport:Altus AFB, OK (LTS/KLTS), United States of America
A locked brake on taxi/takeoff from Altus AFB (LTS) caused a fuselage fire. The airplane landed at Clinton Municipal Airport, OK (CLK) instead of Clinton-Sherman Airport, OK (CSM). The aircraft departed the runway and broke up into three pieces,

Inflight fire
Forced landing on runway


photo of Lockheed-C-5A-Galaxy-68-0227
accident date: 27-09-1974
type: Lockheed C-5A Galaxy
registration: 68-0227


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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