ASN Aircraft accident Fairchild C-119C Flying Boxcar 51-2611 Scranton, PA
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Date:Saturday 8 January 1966
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: 51-2611
MSN: 10600
First flight:
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 1
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Scranton, PA (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Windsor Locks-Bradley International Airport, CT (BDL/KBDL), United States of America
Destination airport:Binghamton Airport, NY (BGM/KBGM), United States of America
En route from Bradley Field to Binghampton, the Flying Boxcar suffered an uncontained engine failure. The crew decided to bail out. The first crew member got out at an altitude of about 2000 feet. The captain and co-pilot were not able to get out in time. The airplane descended and crashed into a lakefront house, also killing a boy on the ground.

Uncontained engine failure
Loss of control

» Cargo plane strikes home killing three (Gettysburg Times, 1966-01-10)
» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde


photo of Fairchild-C-119C-Flying-Boxcar-51-2611
accident date: 08-01-1966
type: Fairchild C-119C Flying Boxcar
registration: 51-2611

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 Windsor Locks-Bradley International Airport, CT to Binghamton Airport, NY as the crow flies is 272 km (170 miles).

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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