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Last updated: 28 September 2021
Date:Saturday 4 February 1956
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild R4Q-2 Flying Boxcar (C-119F)
Operator:United States Marine Corps
Registration: 131703
MSN: 10888
First flight: 1953
Total airframe hrs:1171
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Fort Lauderdale, FL (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Miami MCAS, FL (OPF/KOPF), United States of America
Destination airport:Miami MCAS, FL (OPF/KOPF), United States of America
The R4Q-2 Packet transport plane took off on a routine training flight. They were on a normal climb out just passing Ft. Lauderdale when an engine fire ensued. All bailed out but two didn't survive the bailout: Student Capt. Pete Looney and a Master Sargent.

Engine fire
Loss of control

» US Navy and US Marine Corps BuNos
» Milton Thompson (E-mail, 18-1-2014)
» Fairchild C-82 Packet and C-119 Flying Boxcar / Alwyn T. Lloyd, 2005


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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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