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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Sunday 8 July 1979
Time:20:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119L Flying Boxcar
Operator:Unknown
Registration: N1040E
C/n / msn: 11270
First flight:
Engines: 2 Wright R-3350
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Casa Grande, AZ (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Chandler-Stellar Air Park, AZ (SLJ), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed during a forced, wheels-up landing following engine problems.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE(S):
powerplant - engine structure: master and connecting rods
powerplant - engine structure: piston,piston rings
miscellaneous acts,conditions - material failure
FACTOR(S)
miscellaneous acts,conditions - intentional wheels-up
complete power loss - complete engine failure/flameout-1 engine
emergency circumstances - forced landing off airport on land

Sources:
» NTSB


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