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Accident description
Last updated: 20 June 2018
Date:Saturday 5 July 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar
Operator:Gifford Aviation
Registration: N90268
C/n / msn: 11219
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:King Salmon Airport, AK (AKN) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Kenai Airport, AK (ENA/PAEN), United States of America
Destination airport:King Salmon Airport, AK (AKN/PAKN), United States of America
No. 1 engine fire warning on landing; the left hand wingtip then exploded.
The aircraft was scrapped after the accident. Both engines were salvaged but the rest of the aircraft was cut up.



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Distance from Kenai Airport, AK to King Salmon Airport, AK as the crow flies is 367 km (229 miles).

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