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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Date:Wednesday 9 November 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: 52-5891
C/n / msn: 11058
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1046 km (653.8 mls) NE off Hickam AFB, Hawaii (   Pacific Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Sacramento-McClellan AFB, CA (MCC/KMCC), United States of America
Destination airport:Honolulu-Hickam AFB, HI (HIK), United States of America
Narrative:
The Boxcar transport plane suffered a runaway propeller en route over the Pacific Ocean. The crew were not able to feather the prop and bailed out.
Four crew members were rescued.
The airplane operated on a ferry flight to Japan.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» The Fayetteville Observer - Nov 10, 1955


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Distance from Sacramento-McClellan AFB, CA to Honolulu-Hickam AFB, HI as the crow flies is 3947 km (2467 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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