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Last updated: 10 December 2018
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Date:Thursday 24 May 1951
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: 49-0153
C/n / msn: 10390
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:16 km (10 mls) S off Atsugi (   Japan)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed. The crew bailed out following a structural failure. Reportedly the crewless plane was shot down by fighters over the sea.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» San Bernardino Sun 25 June 1951, p4


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