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Last updated: 24 July 2021
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Date:Friday 14 November 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Kaiser-Frazer C-119G Flying Boxcar
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 51-8107
MSN: KF-210
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Swan Valley, ID (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Fort Bridger Airport, WY (FBR/KFBR), United States of America
Destination airport:Ogden-Hill AAF, UT (HIF/KHIF), United States of America
Narrative:
The crew bailed out over Utah after one engine failed over Wyoming. Four were rescued, two were found dead and two missing. The aircraft flew another 150 miles (240 km) on auto pilot and crashed near Swan Valley, Idaho.

Sources:
» San Bernardino Sun 15 November 1958, p2A
» San Bernardino Sun 16 November 1958, p1
» San Bernardino Sun 17 November 1958, p1


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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 Fort Bridger Airport, WY to Ogden-Hill AAF, UT as the crow flies is 133 km (83 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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