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Last updated: 28 November 2021
Date:Tuesday 11 January 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: 52-5949
MSN: 11136
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 37
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 42
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:8 km (5 mls) NE of Smyrna-Sewart AFB, TN (MQY) (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Smyrna-Sewart AFB, TN (MQY/KMQY), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Crashed after engine failure. All 37 airborne infantrymen and three crew members bailed out before the airplane crashed.

» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Jan 12, 1955


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