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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Date:Tuesday 30 March 1954
Time:ca 10:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119F Flying Boxcar
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 51-2679
C/n / msn: 10668
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 9
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Fayetteville-Pope AFB, NC (POB) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Fayetteville-Pope AFB, NC (POB/KPOB), United States of America
Destination airport:Louisville-Godman AFB, KY, United States of America
Narrative:
Crashed on takeoff after engine failure. Aircraft hit Army building of Fort Bragg and crash-landed on a parade field. Two soldiers died inside the Army mess hall and five others were injured.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Sarasota Journal - Mar 30, 1954
» Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Mar 31, 1954


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