Accident Douglas C-133A Cargomaster 57-1614, Saturday 10 June 1961
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Date:Saturday 10 June 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic C133 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-133A Cargomaster
Owner/operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 57-1614
MSN: 45511
Year of manufacture:1959
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:off Tachikawa AB, Japan -   Pacific Ocean
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Tachikawa Air Base (RJTC)
Destination airport:
Crashed at sea 33 minutes after takeoff from Tachikawa AB, Japan.
Only limited floating debris was recovered. The cause was determined to be structural damage resulting from a number three engine nose case failure with aircraft components striking number four engine and causing it to separate from the aircraft. Subsequent severe structural damage to wing and fuselage probably caused loss of aircraft control and electrical power.


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