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Accident description
Last updated: 20 February 2018
Status:
Date:Sunday 12 February 1956
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119C Flying Boxcar
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 51-2653
C/n / msn: 10642
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Châteauroux-Déols Air Base (CHR) (   France)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Châteauroux-Déols Air Base (CHR/LFLX), France
Narrative:
Hit the ground short of the runway at Châteauroux Air Base, France.

Sources:
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher


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