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Accident description
Last updated: 26 May 2015
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Date:Friday 19 March 1954
Time:22:29
Type:Fairchild C-119F-FA Flying Boxcar
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 51-7993
C/n / msn: 10732
First flight:
Engines: 2 Wright R-3350
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Lothian, MD (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Washington-Bolling AFB, DC (BOF/KBOF), United States of America
Destination airport:Hempstead Plains-Mitchell Field, NY, United States of America
Narrative:
Crashed while attempting night VFR flight in instrument conditions.

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