Accident Fairchild C-119C Flying Boxcar 49-134, Wednesday 28 June 1950
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Date:Wednesday 28 June 1950
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: 49-134
MSN: 10371
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 30
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:2,4 km SE of Hendersonville, TN -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Hopkinsville-Fort Campbell AAF, KY (HOP/KHOP)
Destination airport:Hopkinsville-Fort Campbell AAF, KY (HOP/KHOP)
A Fairchild C-119C Flying Boxcar transport plane was destroyed in an accident near Hendersonville, TN.
The airplane was one of 32 aircraft of the 37th Troop Carrier Squadron taking part in a night time exercise. There were 26 paratroopers on board who would make a night jump near Fort Campbell.
The airplane suffered a fire on the right hand engine, forcing the crew to return to the airfield. All paratroopers bailed out safely. The airplane crashed, killing all four crew members.


USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher
The Bulletin - Jun 29, 1950

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