Airplane Crash - Off Naha, Okinawa 09/22/1960

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Off Naha, Okinawa


Date09/22/1960
LocationOff Naha, Okinawa
OperatorMilitary - U.S. Marine Corps
RouteAtsugi, Japan - Subi Point, Philippines
TypeDouglas R5D-3
Registration56541
Aboard29
Fatalities29
Ground0
SummaryThe plane crashed after transmitting a message that the No. 3 engine was on fire and they were diverting to Okinawa. The fire in the No. 3 engine was extinguished but a residual fire continued in a tire until it ignited the fuel tank resulting in an explosion.

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