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Last updated: 12 August 2020
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Date:Tuesday 4 February 1958
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: 51-8021
C/n / msn: 10764
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Veered into a snowbank after engine failure on take-off and forward fuselage sheared off. Crew escaped without serious injuries.

Sources:
» Santa Cruz Sentinel 5 February 1958, p4


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