Flugunfall 10 MAR 1962 einer Fairchild C-119C Flying Boxcar 51-2549 - New Orleans, LA
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Datum:Samstag 10 Mrz 1962
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119C Flying Boxcar
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 51-2549
Werknummer: 10507
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 6
Opfer des Zusammenstoßes:Todesopfer: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:New Orleans, LA (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:New Orleans NAS/Alvin Callendar, LA (NBG/KNBG), USA
Flug nach:Tampa-MacDill AFB, FL (MCF/KMCF), USA
The Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar departed Alvin Callendar Field at New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, on a training flight to Tampa's MacDill Air Force Base in Florida.
Shortly after take-off the aircraft developed engine problems, and the crew attempted to return to Alvin Callendar Field. The aircraft was not able to reach the air base and all six crew members bailed out. The aircraft came down and impacted a house, killing four residents.

» Santa Cruz Sentinel 12 March 1962, p2
» Monroe Morning World March 11,1962


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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 New Orleans NAS/Alvin Callendar, LA to Tampa-MacDill AFB, FL as the crow flies is 759 km (474 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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