Accident Fairchild R4Q Flying Boxcar (C-119) 131697, Friday 6 March 1959
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Date:Friday 6 March 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Fairchild R4Q Flying Boxcar (C-119)
Owner/operator:United States Marine Corps
Registration: 131697
MSN: 10882
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 9
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:8 km from Cherry Point MCAS, NC -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Norfolk NAS Chambers, VA (NGU/KNGU)
Destination airport:Cherry Point MCAS, NC (KNKT)
Crashed while flying an IMC approach at night in a driving rainstorm. One occupant survived with critical injuries.


St. Petersburg Times 7 March 1959, p2-A
The Free Lance-Star 6 March 1959, p3


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