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Last updated: 23 February 2018
Date:Sunday 3 June 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119C-12-FA Flying Boxcar
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 49-0123
C/n / msn: 10360
First flight:
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:4,5 km (2.8 mls) NE of Inje (   South Korea)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Two C-119s (49-0123 and 48-0350) were approaching to make an air drop of ammo for an artillery battery when one of the planes was fired at by a U.S. artillery piece. One C-119 was hit in the tail, lost control and collided with the other plane. Both crashed.

Mid air collision
Loss of control

» Thomas Brügge
» Korean War Aircraft Loss Database (KORWALD)
» San Bernardino Sun 4 June 1951, p1


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