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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 1 March 1955
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: 52-5886
C/n / msn: 11053
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:33 km (20.6 mls) N of Ashiya Air Base (   Japan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed into the sea. Propeller malfunction caused the plane to go out of control. All crew members bailed out except for two. One of the crew who bailed out died after rescue by Japanese fishing boat.

Sources:
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher


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