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Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Date:Wednesday 28 June 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119C Flying Boxcar
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 49-0134
C/n / msn: 10371
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 26
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 30
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:2,4 km (1.5 mls) SE of Hendersonville, TN (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Hopkinsville-Fort Campbell AAF, KY (HOP/KHOP), United States of America
Destination airport:Hopkinsville-Fort Campbell AAF, KY (HOP/KHOP), United States of America
Narrative:
A Fairchild C-119C Flying Boxcar transport plane was destroyed in an accident near Hendersonville, TN.
The airplane was one of 32 aircraft of the 37th Troop Carrier Squadron taking part in a night time exercise. There were 26 paratroopers on board who would make a night jump near Fort Campbell.
The airplane suffered a fire on the right hand engine, forcing the crew to return to the airfield. All paratroopers bailed out safely. The airplane crashed, killing all four crew members.

Sources:
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher
» The Bulletin - Jun 29, 1950


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