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Last updated: 28 June 2017
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Date:Wednesday 26 June 1963
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Kaiser-Frazer C-119G Flying Boxcar
Operator:Belgische Luchtmacht
Registration: CP45
C/n / msn: 246
First flight: 1952
Total airframe hrs:3172
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 33 / Occupants: 42
Total:Fatalities: 38 / Occupants: 47
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Detmold (   Germany)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Gütersloh RAF Station (GUT/ETUO), Germany
Narrative:
The C-119 was struck by British mortar fire over the Sennelager Range. Nine paratroopers were able to jump to safety before the plane crashed.

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


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