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Accident description
Last updated: 11 December 2017
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Date:Tuesday 3 April 1956
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:32 km (20 mls) S of Saijo (   Japan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Tachikawa Air Base (RJTC), Japan
Destination airport:Ashiya Air Base (RJFA), Japan
Narrative:
A C-119 transport plane went missing during a flight from Tachikawa Air Base to Ashiya Air Base, both in Japan.
The US Air Force reportedly located the wreckage on a mountain peak at an altitude of 6100 feet.

Sources:
» Sarasota Journal - Apr 4, 1956


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Distance from Tachikawa Air Base to Ashiya Air Base as the crow flies is 818 km (511 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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