Accident description
Last updated: 1 September 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 9 October 1958
Type:Fairchild C-123B-12-FA Provider
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 55-4521
C/n / msn: 20182
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Payette, ID (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Tacoma-McChord AFB, WA (TCM/KTCM), United States of America
Narrative:
Crashed while on a support flight for the 'Thunderbirds' display team. It is believed that the airplane struck a formation of geese.

Classification:
Bird strike
Loss of control

Sources:
» 19 killed (Holland Evening Sentinel, 1958-10-10)
» Flight of geese blamed for plane crash


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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