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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 16 January 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119C-16-FA Flying Boxcar
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 49-0172
C/n / msn: 10409
First flight:
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:32 km (20 mls) SE off Pohang (   South Korea)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Seoul (K-16) Air Base (SSN/RKSM), South Korea
Narrative:
On a routine resupply mission to Seoul Air Base (K-16), the airplane suffered a possible prop blade failure.
Both engines separated from aircraft in flight, and the Flying Boxcar crashed into the sea off Pohang (K-3).

Sources:
» Thomas Brügge
» Korean War Aircraft Loss Database (KORWALD)


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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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