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Last updated: 19 September 2021
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Date:Sunday 4 January 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119CF Flying Boxcar
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 51-2624
MSN: 10613
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Peru-Bunker Hill AFB, IN (GUS) (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Peru-Bunker Hill AFB, IN (GUS/KGUS), United States of America
Narrative:
Crashed on a hilly, wooded area of a farm during a Ground Controlled Approach to Bunker Hill AFB during a snow storm.

Sources:
» The News-Sentinel 5 January 1959, p1/7 January 1959, p1
» Logansport Press January 07,1959


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