Airplane Crash - Kimpo Air Base, South Korea 02/22/1957

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Kimpo Air Base, South Korea


Date02/22/1957
Time20:00
LocationKimpo Air Base, South Korea
OperatorMilitary - U.S. Air Force
RouteKimpo AB - Tokyo, Japan
TypeDouglas C-124C
Registration51-141A
Cn/In43475
Aboard159
Fatalities22
Ground0
SummaryThe No. 3 engine seized, causing the propellor to come loose and slice through the side of the fuselage makng two full turns before exiting. It took two men out with it , idled the No. 4 engine and cut the throttle cable. While attempting an emergency return landing at Kimpo Air Base, level flight could not be maintained and the aircraft descended, crashing into the Han River.

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