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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Sunday 20 June 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119C Flying Boxcar
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 51-8273
C/n / msn: 10821
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Sint-Truiden (   Belgium)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Fairchild C-119C Flying Boxcar transport plane lost a propeller blade after which the engine tore off the wing. All seven occupants bailed out near Sint-Truiden.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Beaver Valley Times - Jun 21, 1954


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