Airplane Crash - Tachikawa Afb, Tokyo, Japan 06/18/1953

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Tachikawa AFB, Tokyo, Japan


Date06/18/1953
Time16:34
LocationTachikawa AFB, Tokyo, Japan
OperatorMilitary - U.S. Air Force
RouteTachikawa AB - Kimpo AB
TypeDouglas C-124A Globemaster II
Registration51-137A
Cn/In43471
Aboard129
Fatalities129
Ground0
SummaryCrashed shortly after taking off from Tachikawa Air Base. Engine failure during takeoff. Premature application of full flaps during a three engine approach resulting in loss of air speed and crash. First aviation disaster to claim more than 100 lives.

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