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Last updated: 20 October 2021
Date:Saturday 15 November 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119C-23-FA Flying Boxcar
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 51-2570
MSN: 10528
First flight:
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 20
Aircraft damage: Missing
Aircraft fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:between Anchorage and Kodiak, AK (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Anchorage-Elmendorf AFB, AK (EDF/PAED), United States of America
Destination airport:Kodiak NAS, AK, United States of America
The C-119C went missing during a flight from Kodiak NAS, AK to Anchorage-Elmendorf AFB, AK (EDF).


» Thomas Brügge
» Toledo Blade 18 November 1952, p.1


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Fairchild C-119

  • 1185 built
  • 29th loss
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