Accident Fairchild C-119J Flying Boxcar 51-8051, Sunday 8 March 1959
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Date:Sunday 8 March 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Fairchild C-119J Flying Boxcar
Owner/operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 51-8051
MSN: 10929
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:8 km S of Selfridge AFB, MI -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Mount Clemens-Selfridge AFB, MI (MTC/KMTC)
Destination airport:Dallas (unknown airport), TX
Crash-landed in a field a few minutes after take-off with port engine on fire. Hit the frozen field with such impact that landing gear tore off and airplane broke into four pieces. Crew escaped slightly injured.


Youngstown Vindicator 8 March 1959, p18A

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