Unfallbericht:Crashed into a wooded area after takeoff.
|Datum:||17 JUL 1953|
|Flugzeugtyp:||Fairchild R4Q-2 Packet (C-119F)|
|Fluggesellschaft:||United States Navy|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 6|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 39 / Insassen: 40|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 44 / Insassen: 46 |
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||nahe Milton-Whiting Field NAS, FL (NSE) (USA)
|Flugphase:|| Anfangssteigflug (ICL)|
|Flug von:||Milton-Whiting Field NAS, FL (NSE), USA|
|Flug nach:||Norfolk NAS Chambers, VA (NGU/KNGU), USA|
The Packet was part of a large airlift carrying Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) students from summer training in Corpus Christi, TX., back to Norfolk. The airplane had stopped at Whiting Field to refuel.
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display the exact flight path.
Distance from Milton-Whiting Field NAS, FL to Norfolk NAS Chambers, VA as the crow flies is 1199 km (750 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.