ASN Aircraft accident Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar 51-8085 Matsushima Air Base
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Date:Saturday 16 April 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 51-8085
MSN: 10979
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Matsushima Air Base (   Japan)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Matsushima Air Base (RJST), Japan
Destination airport:?
Crashed on takeoff due to engine failure. One occupant sustained serious injuries.
One source reports this accident was fatal; possibly the seriously injured occupant later died.

» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» The Windsor Daily Star 16 April 1955, p2


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