ASN Aircraft accident Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar 52-5936 Col du Devès, Roynac, Drôme
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Date:Friday 27 October 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 52-5936
MSN: 11115
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Col du Devès, Roynac, Drôme (   France)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Wiesbaden-Erbenheim (Y-80) Air Base (WIE/ETOU), Germany
Destination airport:Marseille-Marignane Airport (MRS/LFML), France
The C-119 Flying Boxcar departed Columbus-Lockbourne AFB, OH (LCK) on a ferry flight to Amman, Jordan. Refueling stops were made in Labrador, Canada, Iceland and Wiesbaden. The airplane departed Wiesbaden, Germany at 08:48, heading for Marseille, France. The airplane crashed in stormy weather.

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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 Wiesbaden-Erbenheim (Y-80) Air Base to Marseille-Marignane Airport as the crow flies is 767 km (479 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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