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Last updated: 25 June 2021
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Datum:zaterdag 5 juni 1965
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Air Force - USAF
Registratie: 51-2680
Constructienummer: 10669
Bouwjaar:
Motoren: 2 Wright R-3350
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Totaal:slachtoffers: 10 / inzittenden: 10
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:van Crooked Island, Bahamas (   Atlantische Oceaan)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Homestead AFB, FL (HST/KHST), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Grand Turk Island Airport (GDT/MBJT), Turks- en Caicoseilanden
Beschrijving:
The Flying Boxcar arrived at Homestead AFB at 17:04 and was prepared for a flight to Grand Turk. It then took off at 19:47 with 4 additional mechanics who were to fix the engine of a C-119 stranded on Grand Turk. The airplane never arrived at the destination and was declared missing.
The last radio call came from just north of Crooked Island and 177 miles from Grand Turk Island.
The coast guard conducted an extensive five-day search, covering about 77,000 square miles per day. Nothing was found. On July 18, 1965 debris from the missing plane was found on beach of Gold Rock Cay just off the Northeast shore of Acklins Island.

Bronnen:
» Bermuda Triangle Mystery web site
» The Milwaukee Journal August 11, 1965
» Sarasota Journal - Aug 18, 1965
» San Bernardino Sun 7 June 1965, p.1


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Homestead AFB, FL en Grand Turk Island Airport bedraagt 1038 km (648 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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