Date: June 18, 1953
Location: Tachikawa AFB, Tokyo, Japan
Aircraft: Douglas C-124A Globemaster II
Reg: 51-137A
Airline: Military - U.S. Air Force
Flight No: -
Fatalities: 129 : 129

Crashed shortly after taking off from Tachikawa Air Base. Engine failure during takeoff. Premature application of full flaps during a three engine approach resulting in loss of air speed and crash. First aviation disaster to claim more than 100 lives.