Military - U.S. Marine Corps

Military - U.S. Marine Corps Thursday September 22, 1960
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.

Crash Details

DateThursday September 22, 1960
LocationOff Naha, Okinawa
Passengers26
Crew3
Fatalities29
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeDouglas R5D-3
OperatorMilitary - U.S. Marine Corps
Registration56541
Flight OriginAtsugi, Japan
Flight Destination Subi Point, Philippines
Off Naha, Okinawa
Military - U.S. Marine Corps
Douglas R5D-3
1960