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Last updated: 25 September 2021
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Date:Wednesday 26 November 1958
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: 51-8122
MSN: KMC-125
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:0,3 km (0.2 mls) E off New York-Floyd Bennett Field, NY (NOP) (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:New York-Floyd Bennett Field, NY (NOP/KNOP), United States of America
Narrative:
The Air National Guard C-119 plane crashed in Jamaica Bay during a radar directed approach to land. Visibility was limited due to rain and fog.

Sources:
» Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 27 November 1958,
» Schenectady Gazette 27 November 1958, p1
» Syracuse Post Standard November 27,1958


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