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Date:vendredi 15 mai 1953
Heure:16:40
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119C Flying Boxcar
Compagnie:United States Air Force - USAF
Immatriculation: 51-8241
Numéro de série: 10789
Année de Fabrication:
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Equipage:victimes: 2 / à bord: 4
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 2 / à bord: 4
Victime de la collision:victimes: 6
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:près de Hemsbach (   Allemagne)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Militaire
Aéroport de départ:Frankfurt-Rhein-Main AFB (FRF/EDAF), Allemagne
Aéroport de destination:Frankfurt-Rhein-Main AFB (FRF/EDAF), Allemagne
Détails:
A formation of four C-119's was flying at an altitude of 5000 feet to the south of Frankfurt, Germany. At the same time a US Air Force Republic F-84E Thunderjet (51-628) did a sharp left turn in front of the lead ship, took off the right wing of the lead ship and then crashed directly into the aircraft flying the right wing of the lead aircraft.
The F-84 pilot ejected and landed safely by parachute. Both C-119 planes (51-8235 and 51-8241) were lost with eight crew killed and two parachuted so safety. It has not been confirmed if these survivors came from 51-8235 or 51-8241.

Sources:
» Edwin Lee (E-mail, 7 July 2018)
» Fairchild C-82 and C-119 / Alwyn T. Lloyd, Aerofax, 2005
» Hemsbacher Stadt-Anzeiger Mai 1995


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