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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Date:Tuesday 10 February 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119C-18-FA Flying Boxcar
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 50-0127
C/n / msn: 10445
First flight:
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:24 km (15 mls) N of Bitburg Air Base (BBJ) (   Germany)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Bitburg Air Base (BBJ/EDRB), Germany
Narrative:
Crashed during a GCA approach in snow storm.

Sources:
» The 317th Veterans Group Web site (usaf317thvet.org)


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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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