- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: March 23, 1951
Time: c 23:50
Location: Over the North Atlantic
Operator: Military - U.S. Air Force
Flight #: ?
Route: Loring AFB - Lakeheath AFB
AC Type: Douglas C-124A Globemaster
Registration: 49-0244
cn / ln: 43173
Aboard: 53   (passengers:48  crew:5)
Fatalities: 53   (passengers:48  crew:5)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft may have suffered an catastrophic explosion and crashed into the sea approximately 450 miles west of Limerick, Ireland. Early report of life rafts and survivors turned out to be incorrect. Cause unknown.
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