Crash-aerien 23 NOV 1961 d'un Fairchild C-119C Flying Boxcar 50-0145 - Whitehorse, YT
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Date:jeudi 23 novembre 1961
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119C Flying Boxcar
Compagnie:United States Air Force - USAF
Immatriculation: 50-0145
Numéro de série: 10463
Année de Fabrication:
Equipage:victimes: 7 / à bord: 10
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 7 / à bord: 10
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:76 km (47.5 milles) S of Whitehorse, YT (   Canada)
Phase de vol: En montée initiale (ICL)
Aéroport de départ:Whitehorse Airport, YT (YXY/CYXY), Canada
Aéroport de destination:Tacoma-McChord AFB, WA (TCM/KTCM), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
The Boxcar was the second of two 446th Troop Carrier Wing aircraft that were returning to Ellington AFB, TX after an Alaska joint exercise, King Crab II. Their route was to take them from Elmendorf, AK, through Whitehorse, YT (Canada) and McChord AFB, WA. Shortly after takeoff from Whitehorse the Boxcar ran into trouble due to a seized brake drum that caught fire. The aircraft crashed 47mi (76km) south of Whitehorse, killing five men, but five other men bailed out of the plane shortly before it crashed. Three of the men who parachuted were rescued the next day, but the other two men could not be located. Several ground parties and aircraft searched an area of 64 square miles (103 square kilometers). The area was heavily forested with many lakes, rivers and swamps and the weather was reported to be clear with temperatures ranging from as low as -4°F (-20°C). The plight of the two men was not good and they had died before rescue.
The wreckage is still located near Annie Lake Road YT at 60°22'18.7"N 134°57'08.2"W.

» Santa Cruz Sentinel 24 November 1961, p1


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Whitehorse Airport, YT et Tacoma-McChord AFB, WA est de 1700 km (1062 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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