Date & Time: May 3, 1972 at 1800 LT
Type of aircraft:
Douglas C-124 Globemaster II
Landing (descent or approach)
Rio de Janeiro – Paramaribo – Memphis
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The crew started the descent to Paramaribo-Zanderij Airport in poor weather conditions when the four engine airplane struck a hill (1,716 feet high) located 68 km southeast of its destination. The aircraft was destroyed and all 11 occupants were killed. For unknown reason, the crew started the descent prematurely and continued the approach below the minimum descent altitude.