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Accident description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 9 December 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 51-8086
C/n / msn: 10980
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2,4 km (1.5 mls) S of Newton Falls, OH (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Smyrna-Sewart AFB, TN (MQY/KMQY), United States of America
Destination airport:Smyrna-Sewart AFB, TN (MQY/KMQY), United States of America
Narrative:
The Flying Boxcar crashed in a wooded area and burned. One of the crew members was able to bail out at a height of approx. 200 ft.

Sources:
» Newton Falls Herald, 10-12-1953
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher


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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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