Accident Douglas C-124A Globemaster II 50-1260, Friday 4 April 1952
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Date:Friday 4 April 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic c124 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-124A Globemaster II
Owner/operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 50-1260
MSN: 43282
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:9
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:ca 9 km N of Mobile-Brookley AFB, AL (BFM) -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Mobile-Brookley AFB, AL (BFM/KBFM)
Destination airport:Mobile-Brookley AFB, AL (BFM/KBFM)
Mid-air collision at night between Douglas VC-47D 45-926 and Douglas C-124A-DL Globemaster II 50-1260. Both aircraft spun down, crashing on top of parked railroad box cars and bursting into flames.
The VC-47 operated on a flight from Brookley AFB to Maxwell AFB while the Globemaster operated on a local flight out of Brookley AFB.


Toledo Blade - Apr 5, 1952
USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher


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