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Date:Tuesday 21 November 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair C-131E (CV-440)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 55-4750
MSN: 337
First flight: 1956
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Oklahoma City, OK (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Bellevue-Offutt AFB, NE (OFF/KOFF), United States of America
Destination airport:Oklahoma City-Tinker AFB, OK (TIK/KTIK), United States of America
Narrative:
The aircraft came in short of the runway during an instrument landing at night and crash-landed. The twin-engine C-131 plowed through a fence and cracked at mid-fuselage. Propellers and engines were torn loose. Six were injured, one seriously. OCAMA commander Maj Gen Lewis L. Mundell (51) was slightly injured.

Sources:
» Youngstown Vindicator 22 Novembwe 1961, p5


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Distance from Bellevue-Offutt AFB, NE to Oklahoma City-Tinker AFB, OK as the crow flies is 643 km (402 miles).

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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