Accident Fairchild C-119C Flying Boxcar 51-2611, Saturday 8 January 1966
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Date:Saturday 8 January 1966
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Fairchild C-119C Flying Boxcar
Owner/operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 51-2611
MSN: 10600
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:near Scranton, PA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Windsor Locks-Bradley International Airport, CT (BDL/KBDL)
Destination airport:Binghamton Airport, NY (BGM/KBGM)
Narrative:
En route from Bradley Field to Binghampton, the Flying Boxcar suffered an uncontained engine failure. The crew decided to bail out. The first crew member got out at an altitude of about 2000 feet. The captain and co-pilot were not able to get out in time. The airplane descended and crashed into a lakefront house, also killing a boy on the ground.

Sources:

Cargo plane strikes home killing three (Gettysburg Times, 1966-01-10)
US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde

Images:


photo (c) U.S. Air Force (publicdomain)

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