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Last updated: 17 October 2021
Status:- (No safety board investigation)
Date:Monday 19 March 1956
Time:09:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar
Operator:Royal Canadian Air Force - RCAF
Registration: 22124
MSN: 10908
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Montreal-Dorval International Airport, QC (YUL) (   Canada)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
Flying Boxcar 22124 was lost in a hangar fire at RCAF Station Lachine, QC, co-located with Montreal-Dorval International Airport. There was an explosion in the "A" bay of the large hangar. Strong winds quickly carried the fire to the other three maintenance bays. Ground crews managed to move a C-119 Boxcar and four DC-4M North Stars out of the hangar. Unfortunately, the hangar was totally destroyed along with C-119 22124 and North Star 17513. A neighbouring Trans-Canada Airlines hangar was saved.

Classification:
Hangar / ground fire
Damaged on the ground

Sources:
» Montreal Gazette 20 March 1956 Pg 1
» Sixty Years, The RCAF and CF Air Command 1924-1984, Milberry Pg 308
» The Canadair North Star, Milberry Pg 168, 169 (Photo)
» Royal Canadian Air Force Aircraft Finish and Markings 1947-1968 Vol 2 Patrick Martin Pg 77
» Video at gettyimages.com
» The Daily News (St. John's, N.L.) 20 March 1956, p1


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