Accident Douglas C-124C Globemaster II 50-111, Sunday 11 January 1959
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Date:Sunday 11 January 1959
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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: 50-111
MSN: 43249
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Fatalities:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:ca 40 km SE of Homer, AK -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Tacoma-McChord AFB, WA (TCM/KTCM)
Destination airport:Kodiak Airport, AK (ADQ/PADQ)
Narrative:
The crew were unable to maintain altitude after two engines had failed. The aircraft struck a Petrof Glacier between the 3000 and 4000 foot level, South of Homer.
The transport plane operated on a supply flight carrying 34,500 pounds of cargo.

Sources:

US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde
The News and Courier - Jan 13, 1959

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