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Last updated: 30 November 2021
Date:Thursday 27 September 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119C-15-FA Flying Boxcar
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 49-169
MSN: 10406
First flight:
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Tachikawa Air Base (   Japan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Ashiya Air Base (RJFA), Japan
Destination airport:Tachikawa Air Base (RJTC), Japan
Crashed into mountainous area. It operated with the 314th Troop Carrier Wing.

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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 Ashiya Air Base to Tachikawa Air Base as the crow flies is 818 km (511 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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