Loss of control Accident Fairchild C-119C-26-FA Flying Boxcar 51-2621, Friday 27 November 1953
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Date:Friday 27 November 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Fairchild C-119C-26-FA Flying Boxcar
Owner/operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 51-2621
MSN: 10610
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:4 km NE of Paris-Orly Airport (ORY) -   France
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Terceira-Lajes AFB, Azores (TER/LPLA)
Destination airport:Paris-Orly Airport (ORY/LFPO)
Structural failure and crashed in flames in the Choisy-le-Roi neighbourhood of Paris, France.
The airplane was being ferried from Dover, Delaware, USA to Frankfurt, Germany with en route stops at the Azores Islands and Paris-Orly.
It appeared the rear clam shell doors departed the aircraft striking the horizontal stabilizer, causing a catastrophic failure of the empennage.


USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher
Youngstown Vindicator - Nov 27, 1953

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