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Date:Friday 9 September 1966
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 53-7838
MSN: 11255
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:11 km (6.9 mls) W of San Antonio-Kelly AFB, TX (SKF) (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:San Antonio-Kelly AFB, TX (SKF/KSKF), United States of America
Destination airport:San Antonio-Kelly AFB, TX (SKF/KSKF), United States of America
A C-119 transport plane of the 433rd Troop Carrier Wing crashed while a local training mission with two similar aircraft. They were to practice a simulated drop of supplies at Hondo, Texas, 55 km to the west of the San Antonio-Kelly Air Force Base.
The aircraft impacted terrain shortly after departure, broke up and burst into flames.

» The Victoria Advocate 11 September 1966, p5A
» San Antonio Light September 10,1966


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