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Last updated: 23 September 2021
Date:Sunday 8 March 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119J Flying Boxcar
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 51-8051
MSN: 10929
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:8 km (5 mls) S of Selfridge AFB, MI (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Mount Clemens-Selfridge AFB, MI (MTC/KMTC), United States of America
Destination airport:Dallas (unknown airport), TX, United States of America
Crash-landed in a field a few minutes after take-off with port engine on fire. Hit the frozen field with such impact that landing gear tore off and airplane broke into four pieces. Crew escaped slightly injured.

» Youngstown Vindicator 8 March 1959, p18A


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