Loss of control Accident Fairchild R4Q-1 Flying Boxcar (C-119C) 128741,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 334286

Date:Friday 7 March 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Fairchild R4Q-1 Flying Boxcar (C-119C)
Owner/operator:United States Marine Corps
Registration: 128741
MSN: 10570
Year of manufacture:1952
Total airframe hrs:3117 hours
Fatalities:Fatalities: 26 / Occupants: 26
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:ca 5 km off Okinawa-Naha AFB (AHA) -   Japan
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Subic Bay International Airport (SFS/RPLB)
Destination airport:Okinawa-Naha AFB (AHA)
The R4Q transport aircraft was returning from a successful mission in the Philippines, accompanied by a Douglas AD-6 Skyraider (135350). Both aircraft an instrument approach into Okinawa-Naha AFB. Apparently the AD-6 had communication or navigation problems and elected to fly wing on the R4Q during the approach. Both planes collided and crashed in the Pacific Ocean.


Fairchild C-82 Packet and C-119 Flying Boxcar / Alwyn T. Lloyd, 2005


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