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Last updated: 21 May 2019
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Date:Saturday 4 February 1956
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild R4Q-2 Flying Boxcar (C-119F)
Operator:United States Marine Corps
Registration: 131703
C/n / msn: 10888
First flight: 1953
Total airframe hrs:1171
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Fort Lauderdale, FL (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Miami MCAS, FL (OPF/KOPF), United States of America
Destination airport:Miami MCAS, FL (OPF/KOPF), United States of America
Narrative:
The R4Q-2 Packet transport plane took off on a routine training flight. They were on a normal climb out just passing Ft. Lauderdale when an engine fire ensued. All bailed out but two didn't survive the bailout: Student Capt. Pete Looney and a Master Sargent.

Classification:
Engine fire
Loss of control

Sources:
» US Navy and US Marine Corps BuNos
» Milton Thompson (E-mail, 18-1-2014)
» Fairchild C-82 Packet and C-119 Flying Boxcar / Alwyn T. Lloyd, 2005


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