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Last updated: 8 December 2021
Date:Tuesday 6 September 1955
Type:Douglas C-124C Globemaster II
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 50-0097
MSN: 43235
First flight:
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants: 13
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants: 56
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 69
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Albuquerque-Kirtland AFB, NM (ABQ) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Albuquerque-Kirtland AFB, NM (KIKR), United States of America
Destination airport:Riverside-March AFB, CA (RIV/KRIV), United States of America
Crashed during takeoff in strong crosswind.


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Distance from Albuquerque-Kirtland AFB, NM to Riverside-March AFB, CA as the crow flies is 978 km (611 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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