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Last updated: 16 December 2018
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Datum:Mittwoch 10 August 1955
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 53-7841
Werknummer: 11258
Baujahr:
Triebwerk: 2 Wright R-3350
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 41 / Insassen: 41
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 47 / Insassen: 47
Opfer des Zusammenstoßes:Todesopfer: 19
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Edelweiler (   Deutschland)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Stuttgart-Echterdingen Airport (STR/EDDS), Deutschland
Flug nach:?
Unfallbericht:
A flight of nine USAF planes departed Echterdingen on a training mission with troops. Initial reports said that one C-119 developed engine trouble at an altitude of 4,000 feet. The plane lost altitude momentarily, then pulled up abruptly, striking another C-119 aircraft in the formation. Both Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcars (53-3222 and 53-7841) crashed.



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