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Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Wednesday 6 October 1954
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: 52-5859A
C/n / msn: 11018
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 12
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3,7 km (2.3 mls) S of Fayetteville-Pope AFB, NC (POB) (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Fayetteville-Pope AFB, NC (POB/KPOB), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed on takeoff due to engine failure. The airplane impacted a barracks construction project, injuring two workers.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Rome News-Tribune - Oct 7, 1954


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