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Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Date:Monday 6 June 1983
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar
Operator:Republic of China Air Force - ROCAF
Registration: 3197
MSN:
First flight:
Engines: 2 Wright R-3350
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants: 39
Total:Fatalities: 38 / Occupants: 47
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Kinmen-Shang-Yi Airport (KNH) (   Taiwan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kinmen-Shang-Yi Airport (KNH/RCBS), Taiwan
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The C-119 crashed into the water of Formosa Strait a few minutes after takeoff from Kinmen. The airplane reportedly stalled following shutdown of engine no. 2.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» The Valley Independent 7-6-1983
» Scramble 356


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