Vliegtuigongeval op 17 APR 1966 met Fairchild C-119CF-FA Flying Boxcar 51-8019 - Belleville-Scott AFB, IL (BLV)
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Datum:zondag 17 april 1966
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119CF-FA Flying Boxcar
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Air Force - USAF
Registratie: 51-8019
Constructienummer: 10762
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Belleville-Scott AFB, IL (BLV) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Belleville-Scott AFB, IL (BLV/KBLV), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Belleville-Scott AFB, IL (BLV/KBLV), Verenigde Staten
A Fairchild C-119CF-FA Flying Boxcar transport plane, 51·8019, had undergone a periodic inspection and was dispatched with a minimum crew for a Functional Check Fight (FCF).
In the course of conducting checks at an altitude of 5000 feet, the no. 2 prop did not go into full feather. It continued to windmill. The crew then decided to return to Belleville-Scott AFB, IL (BLV) immediately. The pilot requested a straight-in approach to runway 31. Engine no. 2 was shut down and the plane was configured for landing. The airplane was high on the approach so the crew executed a go around and came in for a second approach. This time the airplane was slightly high and too fast so the pilot again called for a go around.
During the transition from a high rate of descent to level flight for go around, the airspeed remained around 130 knots IAS. The captain raised the flaps from 40° to 20° and then reached for the gear up switch. The aircraft struck the runway and slid off the end into a grassy field. A fire that ensued after impact was contained by base crash and rescue crews.

» Fairchild C-82 and C-119 / Alwyn T. Lloyd, Aerofax, 2005


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