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Last updated: 26 July 2021
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Date:Friday 20 July 1956
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: 52-5885
MSN: 11052
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Missing
Aircraft fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:off Ashiya Air Base (   Japan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Ashiya Air Base (RJFA), Japan
Destination airport:Ashiya Air Base (RJFA), Japan
Narrative:
A Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar crashed into the sea during a local flight out of Ashiya Air Base, Japan.

Sources:
» Lewiston Evening Journal - Jul 20, 1956


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