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Last updated: 12 December 2017
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Date:Saturday 17 April 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Kaiser-Frazer C-119F Flying Boxcar
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 51-8133
C/n / msn: 136
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Birmingham Airport, AL (BHM) (   United States of America)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
A C-119F transport plane sustained substantial damage in a taxi accident at Birmingham Airport, AL (BHM). The airplane was undergoing modifications and a test crew was making a fast practice taxi run when they lost control.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Times Daily - Apr 18, 1954


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