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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 23 February 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar
Operator:Indian Air Force - IAF
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Engines: 2 Wright R-3350
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 46 / Occupants: 47
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Agra-Kheria Air Force Station (AGR) (   India)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Agra-Kheria Air Force Station (AGR/VIAG), India
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Stalled during attempt to avoid a cyclist or pedestrian on the runway during takeoff run. The aircraft came down rightwing low and burst into flames.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» Flight International, 15 October 1980


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