Accident Fairchild R4Q-2 Flying Boxcar (C-119F) 131703,
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Date:Saturday 4 February 1956
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Fairchild R4Q-2 Flying Boxcar (C-119F)
Owner/operator:United States Marine Corps
Registration: 131703
MSN: 10888
Year of manufacture:1953
Total airframe hrs:1171 hours
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:off Fort Lauderdale, FL -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Miami MCAS, FL (OPF/KOPF)
Destination airport:Miami MCAS, FL (OPF/KOPF)
The R4Q-2 Packet transport plane took off on a routine training flight. They were on a normal climb out just passing Ft. Lauderdale when an engine fire ensued. All bailed out but two didn't survive the bailout: Student Capt. Pete Looney and a Master Sargent.


US Navy and US Marine Corps BuNos
Milton Thompson (E-mail, 18-1-2014)
Fairchild C-82 Packet and C-119 Flying Boxcar / Alwyn T. Lloyd, 2005


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