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Last updated: 16 October 2021
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Date:Friday 30 November 1956
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119C Flying Boxcar
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 50-0149
MSN: 10467
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Großer Feldberg (Taunus) (   Germany)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Wiesbaden AFB (WIE/ETOU), Germany
Narrative:
Struck radio mast on mount Feldberg in the early morning while preparing for an approach to Wiesbaden Air Base. Nine occupants bailed out when aircraft lost height. Pilot continued flight for 32 kilometres and managed emergency landing at Frankfurt Air Base without further incident.

Classification:
Forced landing on runway

Sources:
» Santa Cruz Sentinel 30 November 1956, p11
» The Panama American December 1, 1956


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