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Last updated: 22 October 2021
Date:Sunday 1 January 1956
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: 53-7866
MSN: 11921
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:4 km (2.5 mls) S of Tachikawa Air Base (   Japan)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Tachikawa Air Base (RJTC), Japan
Destination airport:Tachikawa Air Base (RJTC), Japan
Crashed into a plowed field during a GCA approach to Tachikawa Air Base. Occupants escaped without injuries.

» Desert Sun 3 January 1956, p3
» Hope Star January 3, 1956


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