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Last updated: 15 August 2020
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Datum:Freitag 21 März 1975
Zeit:ca 23:15
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C141 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-141A-20-LM Starlifter
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 64-0641
Werknummer: 300-6054
Baujahr:
Betriebsstunden:16793
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney TF33-P-7
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 10 / Insassen: 10
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 16 / Insassen: 16
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:60 km (37.5 Meilen) W of Seattle, WA (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Tokyo-Yokota AFB (OKO/RJTY), Japan
Flug nach:Tacoma-McChord AFB, WA (TCM/KTCM), USA
Unfallbericht:
The C-141 was returning to McChord AFB from Clark AFB, Philippines with intermediate stops at Kadena and Yokota. At 90 miles from McChord, the crew were given a descent clearance from FL370 to 15,000 feet. After switching frequencies to Seattle Center and reporting level at 15,000 feet, they were cleared further down to 10,000 feet. The controller misunderstood this to be from a Navy Grumman A-6 Intruder and instructed to "...maintain five thousand". The flight responded "Five thousand. MAC 40641 is out of ten". Still about 60 miles from McChord, they started a descent below the sector altitude. The C-141 Starlifter struck a ridge of Mt. Constance in Olympic National Park 150 feet from the top of the 7743 ft peak.

Informationsquelle:
» C-141 Lifetime Mishap Summary / Lt. Col. Paul M. Hansen, USAFR, Ret. McChord AFB WA (1 October, 2004)


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Distance from Tokyo-Yokota AFB to Tacoma-McChord AFB, WA as the crow flies is 7680 km (4800 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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