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Last updated: 18 January 2022
Date:Saturday 18 April 1964
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119C Flying Boxcar
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 50-138
MSN: 10456
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 7
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:10 km (6.3 mls) NE of Clinton County Air Force Base, OH (ILN) (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Clinton County Air Force Base, OH (ILN/KILN), United States of America
Destination airport:Clinton County Air Force Base, OH (ILN/KILN), United States of America
Two C-119 Flying Boxcar planes of the 302 Troop Carrier Wing collided while on approach to the Clinton County Air Force Base, Ohio, USA. Both crashed.
The aircraft were returning after an aborted night time paradrop mission as weather was deteriorating.

It is unclear which aircraft had the two survivors, 50-135 or 50-138.

Mid air collision
Loss of control

» Youngstown Vindicator 19 April 1964, p1
» Youngstown Vindicator 20 April 1964, p1, 4
» Washington C H Record Herald April 20,1964


photo of Fairchild-C-119C-Flying-Boxcar-50-138
accident date: 18-04-1964
type: Fairchild C-119C Flying Boxcar
registration: 50-138


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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