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Accident description
Last updated: 30 May 2016
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Date:Friday 7 November 1952
Time:ca 02:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119C-22-FA Flying Boxcar
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 51-2560
C/n / msn: 10518
First flight:
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mt. McKinley, AK (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Anchorage-Elmendorf AFB, AK (EDF/PAED), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed into Mt. McKinley. The airplane was on a flight to the Big Delta in the Interior as part of Exercise Warmwind.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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