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.
|Date:||Wednesday 26 June 1963|
Kaiser-Frazer C-119G Flying Boxcar
|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)|
|Destination airport:||Gütersloh RAF Station (GUT/ETUO), Germany|
» Belgian Military Aircraft Database / Belgian Aviation History Association (BAHA)
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.