Accident Douglas C-124C Globemaster II 52-0980, Saturday 12 February 1966
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Date:Saturday 12 February 1966
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Type:Silhouette image of generic c124 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-124C Globemaster II
Owner/operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 52-0980
MSN: 43889
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:28 km SE of Granada -   Spain
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Morón Air Base (OZP/LEMO)
Destination airport:Murcia-San Javier Airport (MJV/LELC)
Narrative:
A Douglas C-124C Globemaster II military transport plane was sent from its home base Hunter AFB, GA to Spain. It was transporting two buses for a search mission on the southern Spanish coast. A search party was looking for a U.S. nuclear bomb that came down following the mid-air collision of a B-52G bomber and a KC-135 tanker plane.
The Globemaster went missing on a flight from Morón Air Base, Spain to Murcia-San Javier Airport (MJV). The wreckage was later discovered on the side of 11,423-foot Pico Mulhacen in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Sources:

US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde
USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher
Herald-Journal - Feb 15, 1966

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