Unfallbericht: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.
|Datum:||05 JUN 1965|
|Flugzeugtyp:||Fairchild C-119F-FA Flying Boxcar|
|Fluggesellschaft:||United States Air Force - USAF|
|Triebwerk:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-3350|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 9 |
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||vom Land entfernt von Bahamas (Atlantischer Ozean)
|Flugphase:|| Während des Fluges (ENR)|
|Flug von:||Homestead AFB, FL (HST/KHST), USA|
|Flug nach:||Grand Turk Island Airport (GDT/MBJT), Turks & Caicos|
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
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 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.