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Last updated: 30 July 2021
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Date:Thursday 2 November 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119C Flying Boxcar
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 49-189
MSN: 10426
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Bridgeport, AL (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft operated on a ferry flight. The flight was unable to land in a blinding rainstorm at their destination. The crew decided to bailed out of their C-119C near Brandwood, Nashville, Tennessee. The aircraft continued for 100 miles and crashed near Bridgeport, Alabama.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» San Bernardino Sun 3 November 1950, p27


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