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Last updated: 7 December 2021
Datum:vrijdag 15 april 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar (R4Q)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Marine Corps
Registratie: registration unknown
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 11
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Sydney Airport, NS (   Canada)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Quonset Point NAS, RI (NCO/KOQU), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Argentia NAS, NL (NWP), Canada
A Flying Boxcar transport plane was en route from Quonset Point NAS to Argentia NAS with 5000 pounds of cargo when it diverted to Sydney Airport, Nova Scotia, Canada in dense fog with one engine on fire. The aircraft skidded off the end of the runway and fell nose-down in a ravine of heavy mud.

» Saskatoon Star-Phoenix 16 April 1955, p6
» Oakland Tribune April 16,1955


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Quonset Point NAS, RI en Argentia NAS, NL bedraagt 1507 km (942 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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