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Last updated: 21 January 2020
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Date:Thursday 5 February 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:2,4 km (1.5 mls) S of Oakland International Airport, CA (OAK) (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Oakland International Airport, CA (OAK/KOAK), United States of America
Destination airport:Oakland International Airport, CA (OAK/KOAK), United States of America
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed and burned on a test flight after overhaul. All three civilian crew members were killed.

Sources:
» Pitsburgh Post-Gazette 6 February 1959, p1


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