Date: February 22, 1957
Time: 20:00
Location: Kimpo Air Base, South Korea
Operator: Military - U.S. Air Force
Flight #: ?
Route: Kimpo AB - Tokyo, Japan
AC Type: Douglas C-124C
Registration: 51-141A
cn / ln: 43475
Aboard: 159   (passengers:149  crew:10)
Fatalities: 22   (passengers:19  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: The 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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