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Last updated: 19 June 2021
Date:Sunday 15 July 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119B Flying Boxcar
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 48-342
MSN: 10324
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:12,9 km (8.1 mls) W of El Paso, TX (   United States of America)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:El Paso-Biggs AAF, TX (BIF/KBIF), United States of America
The aircraft operated on a flight from Florida to El Paso. A gear-up forced landing was made along a Highway after the starboard engine failed. Two occupants were injured.

Forced landing outside airport

» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» The Bonham Daily Favorite 16 July 1951, p1


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