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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 11 March 1953
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: 49-160
C/n / msn: 10397
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:10 km (6.3 mls) SE of Taejon (   South Korea)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The left hand engine of the C-119C transport plane broke off following an explosion. The four crew members bailed out safely.
The airplane was en route from Japan to Seoul, South Korea.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» The Tuscaloosa News - Mar 11, 1953


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