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Date:Thursday 22 June 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Kaiser-Frazer C-119G Flying Boxcar
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 53-8140
C/n / msn: 243
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Kings Ranch, TX (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Harlingen AFB, TX, United States of America
Destination airport:San Antonio-Kelly AFB, TX (SKF/KSKF), United States of America
Narrative:
The airplane caught fire shortly after takeoff from Harlingen AFB. All four crew members bailed out and the airplane crashed.

Sources:
» SMSGT WILLIAM McDOUGALL (by e-mail Feb. 23, 2006)
» The Victoria Advocate 23 June 1961, p1


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Distance from Harlingen AFB, TX to San Antonio-Kelly AFB, TX as the crow flies is 361 km (226 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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