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Crash of a Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound into the Philippines Sea: 3 killed

Date & Time: Nov 22, 2017 at 1445 LT
Type of aircraft: Grumman C-2A Greyhound (30235)">
Operator: United States Navy - USN (37278)">
Registration:
162175
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Iwakuni - USS Ronald Reagan
MSN:
55
Location: Philippines Sea (24648)"> All World (13781)">
Country: World (13432)">
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The aircraft was on its way from Iwakuni Airbase to the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) cruising in the Philippines Sea on behalf of the 7th Fleet. It is believed that while approaching the supercarrier, the airplane stalled and crashed into the sea, apparently following an engine failure. Eight crew members were rescued while three are still missing two days after the accident.

Crash of a Lockheed L-1049H Super Constellation into the Philippines Sea: 107 killed

Date & Time: Mar 16, 1962 at 0022 LT
Operator: Flying Tiger Line (31778)">
Registration:
N6921C
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Travis – Honolulu – Wake Island – Agana – Clark – Saigon
MSN:
4817
YOM:
1957
Flight number:
FT739
Location: Philippines Sea (24648)"> All World (13781)">
Country: World (13432)">
Region:
Crew on board:
11
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
96
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
107
Captain / Total flying hours:
19500
Captain / Total hours on type:
3562.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
17500
Copilot / Total hours on type:
3374
Aircraft flight hours:
17224
Circumstances:
On March 15, 1962, sometime after its last position report at 1422 G.m.t. (22 minutes past midnight, local time), a Flying Tiger Line Inc., Lockheed 1049H, N6921C, operated as Military Air Transport Service Flight 739/14, disappeared west of the position 13 degrees 14' North Latitude and 140 degrees 00' East Longitude en route from Agana Naval Air Station, Guam, to Clark Air Force Base, Philippine Islands. A widespread and intensive search was initiated after the aircraft failed to arrive at Clark Air Force Base at 1916 G.m.t., its estimated time of arrival. The flight was officially declared missing at 2227 G.m.t. which was the estimated fuel exhaustion time for the aircraft. All occupants, 96 military passengers and a crew of 11, are missing and presumed dead. Crew members of a surface vessel witnessed what appeared to have been a midair explosion at 1530 G.m.t., near the position and at the time estimated by the pilot of N6921C for his next scheduled position report. No wreckage or debris which could be definitely associated with the aircraft has been found.
Causes:
The Board is unable to determine the probable cause of this accident from the evidence now available.
Final Report:

Crash of a Douglas DC-7C into the Philippines Sea: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jul 14, 1960 at 0430 LT
Type of aircraft: Douglas DC-7 (29548)">
Operator: Northwest Airlines (31042)">
Registration:
N292
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
New York – Seattle – Anchorage – Cold Bay – Tokyo – Naha – Manila
MSN:
45462
YOM:
1958
Flight number:
NW1-11
Location: Philippines Sea (24648)"> All World (13781)">
Country: World (13432)">
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
51
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
17780
Captain / Total hours on type:
1071.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
2964
Copilot / Total hours on type:
1190
Aircraft flight hours:
9233
Circumstances:
While the flight was en route between Okinawa and the Philippine Islands, the No. 2 engine experienced an appreciable power loss followed by overspeeding of the propeller. The crew instituted emergency procedures but was unable to control or feather the propeller. The propeller separated from the engine with a resulting nose section fire. Attempts to extinguish the fire failed, and the crew elected to ditch the aircraft. The ditching was accomplished at night during a rainstorm and while under Instrument conditions. All 58 occupants, including the 7 crew members, successfully evacuated the aircraft. Of these, 44 suffered minor injuries and one woman passenger died.
Causes:
The Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the internal failure of No. 2 engine, resulting in oil contamination, loss of oil supply, subsequent loss of the No. 2 propeller assembly, and fire-in-flight, which necessitated a ditching.
Final Report:

Crash of a Douglas C-124C Globemaster II into the Philippines Sea: 19 killed

Date & Time: Sep 2, 1958 at 0610 LT
Registration:
52-1081
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Andersen - Clark
MSN:
43990
YOM:
1952
Location: Philippines Sea (24648)"> All World (13781)">
Country: World (13432)">
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
12
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
19
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Andersen AFB, the crew obtained the permission to climb to 8,000 feet. Few minutes later, the airplane crashed into the Philippines Sea about 55 km west of Guam Island. Few debris were found floating on water but all 19 occupants have been killed.
Causes:
The exact cause of the accident could not be determined with certainty. However, it is believed that a sudden and intense fire erupted in the cabin in flight and none of the occupant was able to extinguish it. The fire then spread rapidly, causing the aircraft to be out of control.

Crash of a Martin B-26 Marauder into the Philippines Sea: 7 killed

Date & Time: Mar 25, 1942
Type of aircraft: Martin B-26 Marauder (30199)">
Registration:
40-1438
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Guangzhou - Suva
MSN:
1438
YOM:
1940
Location: Philippines Sea (24648)"> All World (13781)">
Country: World (13432)">
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a flight from Guangzhou to Australia via Suva, Fiji Islands. En route, while cruising in stormy weather, the aircraft crashed into the Philippines Sea. No trace of the aircraft nor the crew was found.
Crew:
Lt Stewart Krauss, pilot,
Lt Louis J. Fuller, copilot,
Lt Daniel J. Burns, navigator,
Cpl Manuel Koff, bombardier,
Cpl Eugene S. Bell, radio operator,
Pvt George M. Riehl, air gunner,
T/Sgt Louis Schmidt, crew chief.