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Fecha:lunes 17 noviembre 1952
Hora:14:30
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119C-25-FA Flying Boxcar
Operador:United States Air Force - USAF
Registración: 51-2590
Numéro de série: 10579
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 8 / Ocupantes: 16
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:19 km (11.9 milles) NW of Billings, MT (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Edmonton (unknown airport), AB, Canadá
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Denver (unknown airport), CO, Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
A Fairchild C-119C Flying Boxcar transport plane was damaged beyond repair in an accident near Billings, MT. Eight occupants were killed, eight survived.
The airplane was en route from Edmonton to Denver when it developed engine problems. At 9000 feet a propeller failed, puncturing the fuselage. Vibrations caused the no. 1 engine to break loose from its mountings. The pilot carried out a crash-landing and the C-119 bounced across a ditch before coming to rest in a muddy field.

Fuentes:
» Helena Independent Record 18-11-1952
» Legion to honor '52 crash victims (Billings Gazette 25-4-2007)
» St. Petersburg Times - Nov 18, 1952


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