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Last updated: 24 September 2020
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Date:Friday 6 March 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild R4Q Flying Boxcar (C-119)
Operator:United States Marine Corps
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:8 km (5 mls) from Cherry Point MCAS, NC (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Norfolk NAS Chambers, VA (NGU/KNGU), United States of America
Destination airport:Cherry Point MCAS, NC (KNKT), United States of America
Narrative:
Crashed while flying an IMC approach at night in a driving rainstorm. One occupant survived with critical injuries.

Sources:
» St. Petersburg Times 7 March 1959, p2-A
» The Free Lance-Star 6 March 1959, p3


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Distance from Norfolk NAS Chambers, VA to Cherry Point MCAS, NC as the crow flies is 231 km (144 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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