Accident Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar 51-8085, Saturday 16 April 1955
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Date:Saturday 16 April 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar
Owner/operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 51-8085
MSN: 10979
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Matsushima Air Base -   Japan
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Matsushima Air Base (RJST)
Destination airport:
Crashed on takeoff due to engine failure. One occupant sustained serious injuries.
One source reports this accident was fatal; possibly the seriously injured occupant later died.


Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
The Windsor Daily Star 16 April 1955, p2


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