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Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 22 April 1957
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:4 km (2.5 mls) S of Yawata (   Japan)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Ashiya Air Base (RJFA), Japan
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The C-119 transport aircraft crashed in mountainous terrain near Yawata, Japan. A Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw search helicopter crashed in the same area, injuring the three occupants.

Sources:
» Spokane Daily Chronicle - Apr 22, 1957
» The Aviation Forum thread [Accident Report] JASDF aircraft accidents in 1965 to 2005 in Japan


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