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Last updated: 6 December 2021
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Fecha:sábado 10 marzo 1962
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119C Flying Boxcar
Operador:United States Air Force - USAF
Registración: 51-2549
Numéro de série: 10507
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 6
Víctimas de la colisión:Fatalidades: 4
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:New Orleans, LA (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:New Orleans NAS/Alvin Callendar, LA (NBG/KNBG), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Tampa-MacDill AFB, FL (MCF/KMCF), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
The Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar departed Alvin Callendar Field at New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, on a training flight to Tampa's MacDill Air Force Base in Florida.
Shortly after take-off the aircraft developed engine problems, and the crew attempted to return to Alvin Callendar Field. The aircraft was not able to reach the air base and all six crew members bailed out. The aircraft came down and impacted a house, killing four residents.

Fuentes:
» Santa Cruz Sentinel 12 March 1962, p2
» Monroe Morning World March 11,1962


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from New Orleans NAS/Alvin Callendar, LA to Tampa-MacDill AFB, FL as the crow flies is 759 km (474 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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