Airplane Crash - Moses Lake, Washington 12/20/1952

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Moses Lake, Washington


Date12/20/1952
Time06:30
LocationMoses Lake, Washington
OperatorMilitary - U.S. Air Force
TypeDouglas C-124A Globemaster
Registration50-100
Cn/In43238
Aboard115
Fatalities87
Ground0
SummaryWithin two minutes after takeoff the aircraft began to lose altitude. It crashed and burned into a snow laden field at the end of the airstrip. Failure of the pilot to remove the rudder and elevator locking pin prior to taking off.

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