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Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 29 April 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119C Flying Boxcar
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 49-173
C/n / msn: 10410
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:13 km (8.1 mls) NW of Ashiya Air Base (   Japan)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Ashiya Air Base (RJFA), Japan
Narrative:
Impacted a ridge during a night time instrument approach to Ashiya Air Base, Japan.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Toledo Blade - Apr 30, 1952


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