Accident description
Last updated: 3 September 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Thursday 3 March 1955
Type:Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 51-7995
C/n / msn: 10734
First flight:
Engines: 2 Wright R-3350
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hagerstown-Wash. County Regional Airport, MD (HGR) (   United States of America)
Crash site elevation: 215 m (705 feet) amsl
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Ardmore AFB, OK (ADM/KADM), United States of America
Destination airport:Hagerstown-Wash. County Regional Airport, MD (HGR/KHGR), United States of America
Narrative:
Landed short of the runway, bounced and the right landing gear collapsed when it retouched the runway. The aircraft skidded down and off the runway to within 40 feet of six new C-119. It caught fire approximately five minutes after the crash and was totally destroyed.

Sources:
» Thomas Brügge
» Ardmore Air Force Base 1953-59 and the Southern Oklahoma Area


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Distance from Ardmore AFB, OK to Hagerstown-Wash. County Regional Airport, MD as the crow flies is 1799 km (1124 miles).

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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