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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Date:Friday 22 June 1962
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
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Kings Ranch, TX (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Harlingen AFB, TX, United States of America
Destination airport:?
The airplane caught fire shortly after takeoff from Harlingen AFB. All four crew members bailed out and the airplane crashed.

» SMSGT WILLIAM McDOUGALL (by e-mail Feb. 23, 2006)


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