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Status:
Date:Monday 9 January 1961
Type:Douglas C-124C Globemaster II
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 52-0969
MSN: 43878
First flight:
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 15
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Spangdahlem Air Base (SPM) (   Germany)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Spangdahlem Air Base (SPM/ETAD), Germany
Narrative:
Hit trees on final approach and crashed onto the airfield. Incorrect altimeter settings caused the crew to descend too low.

Sources:
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher


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