Date & Time: Jun 6, 1951 at 1016 LT
Type of aircraft:
Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter
United States of America
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Shortly after takeoff from Kelly AFB, while in initial climb, the aircraft went out of control and crashed in a huge explosion less than a mile from the airfield. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and all nine crew members were killed.
Loss of control shortly after liftoff caused by an asymmetric flap extension.