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Last updated: 1 December 2020
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Date:Monday 11 May 1964
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: / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants: 43
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 47
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Seale, AL (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Fort Benning-Lawson AAF, GA (LSF/KLSF), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar force landed in a hilly cotton field after one engine failed. The aircraft was on its way to drop 43 student skydivers over the Fryar Field drop zone.

Classification:
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» San Bernardino Sun 12 May 1964, p2
» Cullman Times Democrat May 12,1964


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