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Accident description
Last updated: 20 February 2018
Status:
Date:Tuesday 9 February 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119C-18-FA Flying Boxcar
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 50-0163
C/n / msn: 10481
First flight:
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Cáceres (   Spain)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The C-119C transport aircraft was en route from Rhein-Main Air Base in Germany to the U.S. via the Azores Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. An engine failed while on the flight leg to the Azores. The flight crew attempted to divert to Madrid, but they ran out of fuel. The crew bailed out and the aircraft crashed in a mountainous area.

Sources:
» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher
» ABC (Sevilla) 10 February 1954, p9
» Saskatoon Star-Phoenix 9 February 1954, p1


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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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