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Accident description
Last updated: 19 May 2018
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Date:Saturday 16 April 1955
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: 51-8085
C/n / msn: 10979
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Matsushima Air Base (   Japan)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Matsushima Air Base (RJST), Japan
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed on takeoff due to engine failure. One occupant sustained serious injuries.
One source reports this accident was fatal; possibly the seriously imjured occupant later died.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» The Windsor Daily Star 16 April 1955, p2


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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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