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Last updated: 21 January 2022
Date:Tuesday 10 February 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119C-18-FA Flying Boxcar
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 50-127
MSN: 10445
First flight:
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20WA
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:24 km (15 mls) N of Bitburg Air Base (BBJ) (   Germany)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Bitburg Air Base (BBJ/EDRB), Germany
Crashed during a GCA approach in snow storm.

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