Accident description
Last updated: 31 July 2014
Date:Saturday 15 November 1952
Type:Fairchild C-119C-23-FA Flying Boxcar
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 51-2570
C/n / msn: 10528
First flight:
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 20
Airplane damage: Missing
Airplane fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:between Anchorage, AK and Kodiak, AK (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Anchorage-Elmendorf AFB, AK (EDF/PAED), United States of America
Destination airport:Kodiak NAS, AK (ADQ/PADQ), United States of America
The C-119C went missing during a flight from Anchorage-Elmendorf AFB, AK (EDF) to Kodiak NAS, AK.


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Distance from Anchorage-Elmendorf AFB, AK to Kodiak NAS, AK as the crow flies is 415 km (259 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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