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Last updated: 27 October 2021
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Date:Saturday 31 August 1957
Time:01:45
Type:Douglas C-124C Globemaster II
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 52-1021
MSN: 43930
First flight:
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 15
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:4 km (2.5 mls) NE of El Paso International Airport, TX (ELP) (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Savannah-Hunter AFB, GA (SVN/KSVN), United States of America
Destination airport:El Paso International Airport, TX (ELP/KELP), United States of America
Narrative:
Struck ground while on final approach in poor weather.

Sources:
» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher
» Miami Sunday News - Sep 1, 1957


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accident date: 31-08-1957
type: Douglas C-124C Globemaster II
registration: 52-1021
photo of Douglas-C-124C-Globemaster-II-52-1021
accident date: 31-08-1957
type: Douglas C-124C Globemaster II
registration: 52-1021
photo of Douglas-C-124C-Globemaster-II-52-1021
accident date: 31-08-1957
type: Douglas C-124C Globemaster II
registration: 52-1021
 

Map
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 Savannah-Hunter AFB, GA to El Paso International Airport, TX as the crow flies is 2361 km (1476 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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