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Accident description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 23 July 1952
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: 49-138
C/n / msn: 10375
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,7 km (1.1 mls) NE of Ashiya Air Base (   Japan)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed into a Japanese beer hall near Ashiya Air Base, killing two on the ground.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Lodi News-Sentinel - Jul 24, 1952


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