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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Friday 26 October 1956
Time:15:18
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: 51-8026
C/n / msn: 10769
First flight:
Engines: 2 Wright R-3350
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:11 km (6.9 mls) N of Newburg, PA (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Smyrna-Sewart AFB, TN (MQY/KMQY), United States of America
Destination airport:Harrisburg-Olmsted AFB, PA (MDT/KMDT), United States of America
Narrative:
The C-119 flew into the side of a mountain and caught fire.



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Distance from Smyrna-Sewart AFB, TN to Harrisburg-Olmsted AFB, PA as the crow flies is 965 km (603 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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