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Date:Tuesday 15 January 1957
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-118A (DC-6)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 53-3263
MSN: 44634/572
First flight: 1955
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Tacoma-McChord AFB, WA (TCM) (   United States of America)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Military
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Destination airport:-
Narrative:
A fire broke out at McChord AFB, causing the destruction of two maintenance hangars. A Douglas C-118 (53-3263) and a Douglas C-124C Globemaster II (52-1027) were destroyed. Two other planes, a Lockheed T-33 jet and a de Havilland Canada L-20 Beaver were damaged.

Classification:
Hangar / ground fire
Damaged on the ground

Sources:
» Destruction at air base (Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, 1957-01-16)


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