Date & Time: Mar 22, 1957 at 0037 LT
Type of aircraft:
Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter
Lake, Sea, Ocean, River
Travis – Honolulu – Wake Island – Yokota
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
En route from Wake Island to Yokota AFB, Tokyo, while cruising at an altitude of 8,000 feet, the crew informed ground about his position 320 km off the Japanese coast and that all was ok on board. Shortly later, the airplane disappeared and the crew was unable to send any distress call. SAR operations were conducted for eight days but no trace of the airplane nor the 67 occupants was ever found.
Due to lack of evidences, investigations were unable to determine the exact cause of the accident. Nevertheless, it was reported that weather conditions were not so good with clouds between 1,500 and 3,000 meters with turbulences and icing conditions.