Flugunfall 14 DEC 1968 einer Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar 51-2667 - San Juan
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Status:
Datum:Samstag 14 Dezember 1968
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 51-2667
Werknummer: 10656
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 8
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 8
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:37 km (23.1 Meilen) ESE of San Juan (   Puerto Rico)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Roosevelt Roads-Roosevelt NAS (NRR/TJNR),
Flug nach:Homestead AFB, FL (HST/KHST), USA
Unfallbericht:
A Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar transport plane was destroyed when it crashed into a mountainside near San Juan, Puerto Rico. All eight on board were killed.
The airplane departed Roosevelt Roads NAS (NRR) on a routine training mission to Homestead AFB, FL (HST).
After developing radio trouble, the crew decided to return to the air base. The airplane failed to return. The wreckage was found the next morning at an elevation of 3,400 feet on the side of Pico del Este in the El Yunque mountain range.

Informationsquelle:
» The Miami News No. 181 (Vol. 73) from December 16, 1968
» The Palm Beach Post No. 220 (Vol. 60) from December 16, 1968, p. 20"
» The Daily News of the Virgin Islands No. 109248 (Vol. 39) from December 17, 1968, p. 2


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photo of Fairchild-C-119G-Flying-Boxcar-51-2667
accident date: 14-12-1968
type: Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar
registration: 51-2667
 

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Roosevelt Roads-Roosevelt NAS to Homestead AFB, FL as the crow flies is 1711 km (1070 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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