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Last updated: 21 September 2018
Date:Tuesday 23 June 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119C-15-FA Flying Boxcar
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 49-161
C/n / msn: 10398
First flight:
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:24 km (15 mls) NNE off Ashiya Air Base (   Japan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Ashiya Air Base (RJFA), Japan
Destination airport:?
Crashed at sea, some 10 km north of Oshima Island.

» Korean War Aircraft Loss Database (KORWALD)
» Madera Tribune 23 June 1953, p1


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