ASN logo
Last updated: 21 October 2021
Date:Wednesday 26 June 1963
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Kaiser-Frazer C-119G Flying Boxcar
Operator:Belgische Luchtmacht
Registration: CP-45/OT-CEE
MSN: 246
First flight: 1952
Total airframe hrs:3172
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 33 / Occupants: 42
Total:Fatalities: 38 / Occupants: 47
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Detmold (   Germany)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Gütersloh RAF Station (GUT/ETUO), Germany
The C-119 was struck by friendly (British) mortar fire over the Sennelager Range. Nine paratroopers were able to jump to safety before the plane crashed.

» Belgian Military Aircraft Database / Belgian Aviation History Association (BAHA)


Add your photo of this accident or aircraft
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.
languages: languages


Fairchild C-119

  • 1185 built
  • 127th loss
  • 69th fatal accident
  • 5th worst accident (at the time)
  • 7th worst accident (currently)
» safety profile

  • 6th worst accident (at the time)
  • 11th worst accident (currently)
» safety profile