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Last updated: 28 October 2021
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Datum:Freitag 17 Juli 1953
Zeit:23:15
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild R4Q-2 Flying Boxcar (C-119F)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Navy
Kennzeichen: 131663
Werknummer: 10830
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 39 / Insassen: 40
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 44 / Insassen: 46
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Milton-Whiting Field NAS, FL (NSE) (   USA)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Milton-Whiting Field NAS, FL (NSE/KNSE), USA
Flug nach:Norfolk NAS Chambers, VA (NGU/KNGU), USA
Unfallbericht:
Crashed into a wooded area after takeoff.
The Packet was part of a large airlift carrying Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) students from summer training in Corpus Christi, TX., back to Norfolk. The airplane had stopped at Whiting Field to refuel.



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Distance from Milton-Whiting Field NAS, FL to Norfolk NAS Chambers, VA as the crow flies is 1199 km (750 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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