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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:
Date:Friday 14 November 1952
Time:ca 14:40
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: 51-2551
C/n / msn: 10509
First flight:
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 37 / Occupants: 37
Total:Fatalities: 44 / Occupants: 44
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Cho-ok (   South Korea)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Seoul (unknown airport), South Korea
Narrative:
The US Air Force C-119 carried U.S. servicemen back to Korea after a rest leave in Japan. The airplane flew into a 2000-ft hill, 20 miles east of Seoul.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Korean War Aircraft Loss Database (KORWALD)


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