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Last updated: 26 September 2021
Date:Monday 19 September 1960
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar
Operator:Indian Air Force - IAF
Registration: IK459
MSN: 11300
First flight:
Engines: 2 Wright R-3350
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Chushul (   India)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
The Fairchild C-119G was on an air maintenance sortie when an engine lost power. A forced landing was carried out on a rivulet in a mountainous area. The aircraft struck a boulder. The ejection crew survived the impact.

Forced landing outside airport

» The Indian Express 21 September 1960, p.1


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