Accident Fairchild C-119C Flying Boxcar 51-2549, Saturday 10 March 1962
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Date:Saturday 10 March 1962
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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: 51-2549
MSN: 10507
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:New Orleans, LA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:New Orleans NAS/Alvin Callendar, LA (NBG/KNBG)
Destination airport:Tampa-MacDill AFB, FL (MCF/KMCF)
Narrative:
The Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar departed Alvin Callendar Field at New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, on a training flight to Tampa's MacDill Air Force Base in Florida.
Shortly after take-off the aircraft developed engine problems, and the crew attempted to return to Alvin Callendar Field. The aircraft was not able to reach the air base and all six crew members bailed out. The aircraft came down and impacted a house, killing four residents.

Sources:

Santa Cruz Sentinel 12 March 1962, p2
Monroe Morning World March 11,1962

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