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Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 13 December 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild CC-119 Flying Boxcar
Operator:Royal Canadian Air Force - RCAF
Registration: 22128
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:40 km (25 mls) SW of Modena (   Italy)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Greece
Destination airport:Pisa International Airport (PSA/LIRP), Italy
Narrative:
The RCAF Fairchild CC-119 Flying Boxcar was one of two engaged in delivering DHC-3 Otter aircraft for duty at El Arish, Egypt.
It was loaded with the remains of another RCAF Otter 3744 (msn 185) that had crashed at Gaza on 19 September 1958.
On the way to Canada the aircraft crash-landed 40 miles SW of Modena in Italy while enroute from Athens to Pisa. Seven persons were aboard, all got out with only three of them being injured.

Sources:
» dhc-3archive.com
» Volume III Of The Historical Record Of Number 6 Tactical Control Center RCAF, Metz, Moselle, France Period From 1 Dec 58 To 31 May 59.


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Distance from Athens-Ellinikon International Airport to Pisa International Airport as the crow flies is 1283 km (802 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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