Accident Fairchild R4Q-2 Flying Boxcar (C-119F) 131663,
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Date:Friday 17 July 1953
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 Navy
Registration: 131663
MSN: 10830
Fatalities:Fatalities: 44 / Occupants: 46
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Milton-Whiting Field NAS, FL (NSE) -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Milton-Whiting Field NAS, FL (NSE/KNSE)
Destination airport:Norfolk NAS Chambers, VA (NGU/KNGU)
Crashed into a wooded area after takeoff.
The Packet was part of a large airlift carrying Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) students from summer training in Corpus Christi, TX., back to Norfolk. The airplane had stopped at Whiting Field to refuel.



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