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Date:Monday 11 January 1965
Type:Silhouette image of generic C133 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-133A Cargomaster
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 54-0140
MSN: 44710
First flight: 1957
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:4,5 km (2.8 mls) off Wake Island AFB (AWK) (   U.S. Minor Outlying Islands)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Wake Island Airport (AWK/PAWK), U.S. Minor Outlying Islands
Destination airport:Okinawa-Kadena AFB (DNA/RODN), Japan
Narrative:
Crashed from about 500 feet altitude into the sea after a night-time departure.



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Distance from Wake Island Airport to Okinawa-Kadena AFB as the crow flies is 4022 km (2514 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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