- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: September 22, 1960
Time: ?
Location: Off Naha, Okinawa
Operator: Military - U.S. Marine Corps
Flight #: ?
Route: Atsugi, Japan - Subi Point, Philippines
AC Type: Douglas R5D-3
Registration: 56541
cn / ln: ?
Aboard: 29   (passengers:26  crew:3)
Fatalities: 29   (passengers:26  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: The 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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