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Last updated: 25 July 2021
Date:Thursday 24 October 1957
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Kaiser-Frazer C-119J Flying Boxcar
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 51-8127
MSN: KMC-130
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Tinker AFB, OK (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Oklahoma City-Tinker AFB, OK (TIK/KTIK), United States of America
Destination airport:Rantoul-Chanute AFB, IL (KTIP), United States of America
Crashed in a field in a suburb of Oklahoma City and exploded shortly after take-off after reported one engine went dead.

» Madera Tribune 25 October 1957, p1
» Saskatoon Star-Phoenix 25 October 1957, p26
» Ardmore Daily Ardmoreite October 25,195


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Oklahoma City-Tinker AFB, OK to Rantoul-Chanute AFB, IL as the crow flies is 969 km (606 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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