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Last updated: 29 September 2020
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Date:Saturday 16 July 1966
Time:21:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar
Operator:Air National Guard
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 30
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 34
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Jacksonville NAS, FL (NIP) (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Jacksonville NAS, FL (NIP/KNIP), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The no. 1 engine caught fire after takeoff from Jacksonville. The fire spread and forced the evacuation of the plane in mid-air. All 30 paratroopers and four crew members parachuted to safety. The aircraft crashed in a swampy pasture.

The aircraft is said to have been operated by either the Air National Guard or US Navy.

Sources:
» Miami Herald
» Youngstown Vindicator 17 July 1966, p1
San Bernardino Sun 17 July 1966, 1


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