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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 27 March 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119C-17-FA Flying Boxcar
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 49-0195
C/n / msn: 10432
First flight:
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 15
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bridgeport, TX (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Wichita Falls-Sheppard AFB, TX (SPS/KSPS), United States of America
Destination airport:Fort Worth-Carswell AFB, TX (FWH/KNFW), United States of America
Narrative:
An Air Force C-119 (49-0195) en route from Sheppard AFB, TX (SPS) to Carswell AFB, TX (FWH) collided in midair with a C-124C Globemaster II 52-0981. The Globemaster was on a flight from Kelly AFB, TX (SKF) to Tinker AFB, OK (TIK).

Classification:
Mid air collision
Loss of control

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


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Distance from Wichita Falls-Sheppard AFB, TX to Fort Worth-Carswell AFB, TX as the crow flies is 166 km (104 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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