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Last updated: 24 September 2021
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Datum:vrijdag 15 mei 1953
Tijd:ca 17:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119C Flying Boxcar
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Air Force - USAF
Registratie: 51-8235
Constructienummer: 10783
Bouwjaar:
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 6
Botsingsslachtoffers:slachtoffers: 2
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Hemsbach (   Duitsland)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Frankfurt-Rhein-Main AFB (FRF/EDAF), Duitsland
Vliegveld van aankomst:Frankfurt-Rhein-Main AFB (FRF/EDAF), Duitsland
Beschrijving:
A formation of four C-119's was flying at an altitude of 5000 feet to the south of Frankfurt, Germany. At the same time a US Air Force Republic F-84E Thunderjet (51-628) did a sharp left turn in front of the lead ship, took off the right wing of the lead ship and then crashed directly into the aircraft flying the right wing of the lead aircraft.
The F-84 pilot ejected and landed safely by parachute. Both C-119 planes (51-8235 and 51-8241) were lost with eight crew killed and two parachuted so safety. It has not been confirmed if these survivors came from 51-8235 or 51-8241.

Bronnen:
» Edwin Lee (E-mail, 7 July 2018)
» Fairchild C-82 and C-119 / Alwyn T. Lloyd, Aerofax, 2005


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