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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Date:Tuesday 19 July 1960
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar
Operator:Belgische Luchtmacht
Registration: CP36
C/n / msn: 11083
First flight: 1952
Engines: 2 Wright R-3350
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 36 / Occupants: 40
Total:Fatalities: 39 / Occupants: 43
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Rushengo (   Congo (Democratic Republic))
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed into mountainous terrain.

Sources:
» Belgian Military Aircraft Database / Belgian Aviation History Association (BAHA)


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