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Datum:Mittwoch 24 Mai 1961
Zeit:02:33
Flugzeugtyp:Douglas C-124A Globemaster II
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 51-0174
Werknummer: 43508
Baujahr:
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 12 / Insassen: 16
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 18 / Insassen: 22
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:S of Tacoma-McChord AFB, WA (TCM) (   USA)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Tacoma-McChord AFB, WA (TCM/KTCM), USA
Flug nach:Lawton Municipal Airport, OK (LAW/KLAW), USA
Unfallbericht:
The C-124 transport plane was returning men who had participated in Exercise Lava Plains at Yakima, WA. It carried an additional truck, jeep and two trailers.
The airplane crashed shortly after takeoff.

Informationsquelle:
» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde
» The Spokesman-Review - May 24, 1961


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Distance from Tacoma-McChord AFB, WA to Lawton Municipal Airport, OK as the crow flies is 2426 km (1516 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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