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Estado:
Fecha:viernes 23 marzo 1951
Tipo:Douglas C-124A Globemaster II
Operador:United States Air Force - USAF
Registración: 49-244
Numéro de série: 43173
Año de Construcción:
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 9 / Ocupantes: 9
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 44 / Ocupantes: 44
Total:Fatalidades: 53 / Ocupantes: 53
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:725 km (453.1 milles) W de la costa de Shannon, Ireland (   Océano Atlántico)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Limestone-Loring AFB, ME (LIZ), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Lakenheath RAF Station (LKZ/EGUL), Reino Unido
Descripción:
The Globemaster transport plane had left Limestone AFB for a transatlantic flight to Lakenheath, UK. The last message received by Shannon Aeradio was a revised Estimated Time of Arrival for the destination, which was passed at 01:06. A rescue operation was started when the crew did not make their next routine position report. Only a few small pieces of wreckage were found 450 miles off the west coast of Ireland.

Fuentes:
» Irish Aviation website


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accident date: 23-03-1951
type: Douglas C-124A Globemaster II
registration: 49-244
 

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Limestone-Loring AFB, ME to Lakenheath RAF Station as the crow flies is 4741 km (2963 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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