Vliegtuigongeval op 14 DEC 1968 met Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar 51-2667 - San Juan
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Datum:zaterdag 14 december 1968
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: 51-2667
Constructienummer: 10656
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 8 / inzittenden: 8
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 8 / inzittenden: 8
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:37 km (23.1 mijl) ESE of San Juan (   Puerto Rico)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Roosevelt Roads-Roosevelt NAS (NRR/TJNR), Puerto Rico
Vliegveld van aankomst:Homestead AFB, FL (HST/KHST), Verenigde Staten
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.

» 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


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

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 Roosevelt Roads-Roosevelt NAS en Homestead AFB, FL bedraagt 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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