Accident Douglas C-124C Globemaster II 50-088, Sunday 27 January 1957
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Date:Sunday 27 January 1957
Time:20:15
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: 50-088
MSN: 43226
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:off Anchorage-Elmendorf AFB, AK (EDF) -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Anchorage-Elmendorf AFB, AK (EDF/PAED)
Destination airport:Tacoma-McChord AFB, WA (TCM/KTCM)
Narrative:
The C-124 took off from Elmendorf AFB (EDF), bound for McChord AFB (TCM). Shortly after takeoff one engine caught fire. The pilot could not make it back to Elmendorf. A forced landing was made on the ice of Cook Inlet, about 20 yards from shore.

Sources:

US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde

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