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Date:Saturday 5 March 1960
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Kaiser-Frazer C-119G Flying Boxcar
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 53-8152
MSN: 255
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 18
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:2,2 km (1.4 mls) SE off Botricello (   Italy)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Greece
Destination airport:Napoli-Capodichino Airport (NAP/LIRN), Italy
The C-119 made a forced landing on the beach near Botricello after a runaway propeller. The slope of the beach caused it to veer into the water where the tide destroyed it overnight. The crew was able to escape over the top of the airplane and swim the few yards to shore.


» Chuck Lunsford (e-mail 2-3-2008)
» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde
» Photographs and USAF accident report; Oral statement and written statement by the copilot.


photo of Kaiser-Frazer-C-119G-Flying-Boxcar-53-8152
accident date: 05-03-1960
type: Kaiser-Frazer C-119G Flying Boxcar
registration: 53-8152

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 Athens-Ellinikon International Airport to Napoli-Capodichino Airport as the crow flies is 870 km (544 miles).

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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