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Accident description
Last updated: 27 June 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 4 June 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119C-17-FA Flying Boxcar
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 49-0192
C/n / msn: 10429
First flight:
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:24 km (15 mls) SW of Jackson, TN (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Smyrna-Sewart AFB, TN (MQY/KMQY), United States of America
Destination airport:Oklahoma City-Tinker AFB, OK (TIK/KTIK), United States of America
Narrative:
Crashed during a rainstorm. Three crew members parachuted to safety.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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Distance from Smyrna-Sewart AFB, TN to Oklahoma City-Tinker AFB, OK as the crow flies is 976 km (610 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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