Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 5 June 1965
Type:Fairchild C-119F-FA Flying Boxcar
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 51-2680
C/n / msn: 10669
First flight:
Engines: 2 Wright R-3350
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Missing
Airplane fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:off Bahamas (   Atlantic Ocean) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Homestead AFB, FL (HST/KHST), United States of America
Destination airport:Grand Turk Island Airport (GDT/MBJT), Turks and Caicos Islands
Narrative:
Flying Boxcar arrived at Homestead AFB at 17:04 and was prepared for a flight to Grand Turk. It then took off at 19:47 with 4 additional mechanics who were to fix the engine of a C-119 stranded on Grand Turk. The airplane never arrived at the destination and was declared missing.

Classification:
Missing
Missing

Sources:
» Bermuda Triangle Mystery web site


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Distance from Homestead AFB, FL to Grand Turk Island Airport as the crow flies is 1038 km (648 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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