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Last updated: 8 December 2021
Date:Tuesday 6 September 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Kaiser-Frazer C-119J Flying Boxcar
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 51-8142
MSN: 145
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:5 km (3.1 mls) N of Alexandria-England AFB, LA (AEX) (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Alexandria-England AFB, LA (AEX/KAEX), United States of America
Destination airport:Albuquerque-Kirtland AFB, NM (ABQ/KABQ), United States of America
Crashed after takeoff due to engine failure.

» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» The Milwaukee Journal - Sep 6, 1955
» San Bernardino Sun 8 September 1955, p14


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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 Alexandria-England AFB, LA to Albuquerque-Kirtland AFB, NM as the crow flies is 1362 km (851 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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