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Date:Tuesday 20 April 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Kaiser-Frazier C-119F Flying Boxcar
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 51-8153
MSN: 156
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:20 km (12.5 mls) NW of Burbank Airport, CA (BUR) (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Chandler-Williams AFB, AZ (CHD/KIWA), United States of America
Destination airport:Burbank Airport, CA (BUR/KBUR), United States of America
The C-119 transport plane impacted a fog-obscured ridge on Mission Point (2771 feet high) while on an instrument approach to Burbank.

» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» The Pittsburgh Press - Apr 20, 1954


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Chandler-Williams AFB, AZ to Burbank Airport, CA as the crow flies is 623 km (390 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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