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Date:Thursday 16 October 1958
Type:Douglas C-124C Globemaster II
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 52-1017
MSN: 43926
First flight:
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 13
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Cape Hallett Bay (   Antarctica)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Departure airport:Christchurch International Airport (CHC/NZCH), New Zealand
Destination airport:McMurdo Station-Williams Field (NZWD), Antarctica
Crashed into a 3200 feet mountain near Cape Hallett Bay. Navigational errors were made during this air-drop mission over Antarctica.

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Distance from Christchurch International Airport to McMurdo Station-Williams Field as the crow flies is 3821 km (2388 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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